Emergency services were called to an incident involving a dog bite on Saturday evening.

One person, believed to be a young child, suffered facial injuries near a row of shops of Norton Road in Stockton and was taken to hospital.

The alarm was raised at around 6.25pm.

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A spokesperson for North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 6.25pm yesterday (August 12) to reports of an incident involving a dog bite in the Norton area of Stockton.

"We dispatched a paramedic crew who treated one patient with facial injuries before transporting to hospital."

Cleveland Police has been contacted for comment.