A person was airlifted to hospital following a 'medical emergency' in a County Durham village on Wednesday (November 9). 

Emergency services were called to Coundon, near Bishop Auckland, at around 3.45pm, following reports of a 'medical episode' at a property in the village. 

Paramedics from the Great North Air Ambulance and North East Ambulance Service attended the scene to tend to the casualty, with Durham Police also in attendance. 

The air ambulance has since confirmed that a patient was airlifted to hospital. 

A spokesperson for the Great North Air Ambulance said: "Our critical care team was activated at 3.43pm to reports of a medical incident in the Coundon area of Bishop Auckland.

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"We had two doctors and a paramedic on board our aircraft and they arrived on scene at 3.53pm.

"Our team worked alongside the North East Ambulance Service to assess and treat a patient, and then the patient was airlifted to hospital."

Durham Police has been contacted for a statement regarding the incident.