One person has been taken to hospital following an incident last night (December 17) that saw a large emergency service response swarm a residential area.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were spotted on Hunter Street in Shiney Row, Sunderland last night just after 7pm following reports of an incident.

Officers were pictured around one address on the road as a small cordon was erected spanning across a grass verge between two homes. 

The Northern Echo: Police on Hunter Street, Shiney Row on December 16.Police on Hunter Street, Shiney Row on December 16. (Image: Kayleigh Fraser)

Four police vehicles were parked along the street as well as an ambulance incident support unit vehicle.

By this morning (December 17), said cordon has been taken down and one police vehicle remains at the scene. 

The ambulance service has since confirmed one person was taken to hospital.

The Northern Echo: Hunter Street, Shiney Row on December 17.Hunter Street, Shiney Row on December 17. (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)


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A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 19.13h today (December 16) to attend an incident along with police and the fire service at a private address in the Houghton-le-Spring area.

"We dispatched a paramedic crew, a clinical team leader and HART crew and treated one patient before taking them to hospital."

Northumbria Police and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have been contacted for more information.