One person was taken to hospital after a 'medical incident' in County Durham saw the air ambulance fly to the scene. 

Emergency services were called to Bishop Auckland on Friday (January 19) at about 9.30am, following reports of a person experiencing a 'medical episode'. 

After arriving on the scene, ambulance crews stabilised the patient, while the air ambulance attended to check over the patient as a precautionary measure.

The patient was then taken to hospital - with the Great North Air Ambulance confirming on Saturday (January 20) that it attended the scene and what role it played in the incident. 

A spokesperson for the air ambulance said: "Yesterday morning at 9.31am, our team responded to reports of an incident in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

"Pilot JJ flew Dr Phil and paramedic Steve to the scene within nine minutes, and once there, the patient had stabilised.

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"However, for precaution, our critical care team escorted them to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

"The hospital did not have a helipad, so pilot JJ made his way back to base, and Dr Phil and Steve were later dropped off by a road crew."

Durham Police and the North East Ambulance Service have been contacted for a comment.