A resident has said an area of Stockton is "not a good estate" after police confirmed a man was shot in a 'shocking' early-hours incident (September 8), leading to one arrest.

The whole of the Tilery Estate in Norton, Stockton remains under a police cordon after a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and he remains in police custody.

Three police vehicles, several officers and the CSI team have been spotted at the estate which is completely taped off as enquiries into the incident continue.

Read more: Man shot on Tilery Estate, Norton, and 24-year-old arrested

The Northern Echo: The Tilery Estate police cordon.

Norton locals were spotted at the cordon on the afternoon of September 8, as they awaited information on what had taken place.

One local said: "Things like this happen here all the time but this time it is a bit more shocking. It isn't a good estate.

"I didn't hear anything of what happened but I did see the police cordon this morning."

Following the incident, police have released a statement as they appeal for witnesses and information.

It reads: "Police were called to reports that a man had been shot on Tilery Road in Stockton at around 3.30am this morning (8th September).

"One man is being treated in hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

The Northern Echo: Forensics at the scene.Forensics at the scene. (Image: Terry Blackburn)

"A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and he remains in police custody at this time.

"A cordon has been erected in the area and this will remain in place whilst investigations continue.

"Officers will also be conducting high-visible patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the community.

"Detectives are appealing for anyone with information, relevant CCTV footage or anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Cleveland Police on 101, quoting reference number 179614."

The Northern Echo: Police presence spotted.Police presence spotted. (Image: Terry Blackburn)

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The North East Ambulance Service also confirmed they attended the incident.

A NEAS spokesperson said: "We received a call at 3.26am this morning (Friday 8 September)  to reports of an incident at a private address in Stockton.

"We dispatched one ambulance crew and a clinical team leader to the scene. One patient was taken to hospital for further treatment."