The Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) attended an incident near a Darlington school yesterday following reports of a "medical incident".

The emergency service helicopter was spotted over the town just before 3pm on Friday (January 12) responding to an incident.

It landed at a school, where medics were then driven to the incident by a road ambulance. 

One person was driven by road to hospital following the emergency. 

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A full statement from GNAAS reads: "Yesterday afternoon at 2.47pm, our team was activated to reports of a medical incident in Darlington, County Durham.

"In response, pilot JJ flew paramedic Steve and Dr Mike to a nearby school, where they were soon collected by road ambulance to tend to the patient.

"Once on scene, our specialist team administered drug therapy to stabilise the patient, before they accompanied them to a nearby hospital by road.

"JJ made his way back to Progress House as the school closed; Steve and Dr Mike arrived shortly after by road following a handover at hospital."

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has been contacted for more information.