Emergency crews were called to Bishop Auckland on Sunday (December 10) morning after reports of an incident.

The air ambulance was seen landing in the town while police and ground paramedics converged on Sun Street just before 10am.

A police van was seen parked in an alley, while a patrol car has been seen in front of a property.

The Northern Echo: Police in Bishop Auckland.Police in Bishop Auckland. (Image: Sarah Caldecott)

The ambulance service confirmed two ambulances attended, aided by the air ambulance which landed in a nearby field at about 10.20am.

Officers were seen at the scene into the afternoon.

The nature of the incident is not yet known. The Northern Echo has contacted Durham Police for comment.

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to a private address near to Bishop Auckland town centre just before 10am this morning.

"We dispatched two double crewed ambulances, a clinical team leader and requested support from our colleagues at Great North Air Ambulance."

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A spokesperson for the Great North Air Ambulance Service added: “Our critical care team was activated at 10.10am to reports of a medical incident in Bishop Auckland.

“We had a doctor and paramedic on board our aircraft and they arrived on scene at 10.19am.”