A person has been taken to hospital after a suspected assault at a house, as a police cordon is in place and police officers are guarding the scene. 

Emergency services were called to Laycock Street in Middlesbrough at around 3.20pm on Friday (December 15), following reports of an assault. 

The Northern Echo:

The police, ambulance crews and air ambulance personnel were spotted at the scene. 

Cleveland Police are still on the scene and have cordoned off several properties on Laycock Street, as police officers stand guard. 

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has confirmed one person was taken to hospital via road ambulance. 

The Northern Echo:

A spokesperson for NEAS said: "We were called at 3.20pm today (December 15) to attend reports of a suspected assault at a private address in the Middlesbrough area.

"We dispatched two paramedic ambulances, a clinical team leader and our HART team. One patient was taken to hospital."

The Northern Echo:

The Great North Air Ambulance has since revealed that they were called to the incident but were stood down.

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A spokesperson for the air ambulance said: “Our critical care team were activated at 3.27pm to an incident in Middlesbrough. However, the crew were stood down at 3.45pm.”

Cleveland Police have been contacted for further comment. 

This is an ongoing incident.