One person has been taken to hospital following a serious crash on a County Durham road.

North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) have confirmed one person has been taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital after they received a report of a crash on the A688 in Bishop Auckland shortly before 8am today (September 5).

They confirmed they deployed two ambulance crews and one clinical team leader to the scene.

They were also supported by the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

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A NEAS spokesperson said: ""We were called to a road traffic collision this morning (5 September) shortly before 8am on the A688 in Bishop Auckland.

"We dispatched two ambulance crews, one clinical team leader and were supported by our colleagues at the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

"We took one patient to Darlington Memorial hospital by road."

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This comes after Durham Police confirmed they were dealing with a "serious" crash on the A688 at Bracks Farm in Bishop Auckland.

They said the road had been closed and advised motorists to seek an alternative route.

They said: "We are currently dealing with a serious road traffic collision on the A688 at Bracks Farm in Bishop Auckland.

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"The road is currently closed in both directions and drivers are asked to find an alternative route.

"Thank you for your patience, we will update you when we can."

Durham Police have been contacted for more information on the incident.