A cyclist was airlifted to hospital after a crash on a stretch of County Durham road. 

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene on Saturday (February 3), following reports of a crash in Barnard Castle at about 8.45am.

The emergency service presence included police, ambulance and air ambulance. The stretch of road was closed for several hours to allow the emergency services to work. 

Following the collision over the weekend, the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) has issued a statement - confirming that a person was taken to hospital via air ambulance. 


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A spokesperson for GNAAS said: "On Saturday (February 3) our critical care team was activated at 8.45am to reports of a road traffic collision involving a cyclist near Barnard Castle.

"We had a paramedic and doctor on board our aircraft and they arrived on scene at 8.55am.

"Our team worked alongside the North East Ambulance Service to assess and treat a patient and then airlifted the patient to hospital."