A baby has died after paramedics attended a County Durham house over the weekend. 

Emergency services attended a property on Lisle Road in Newton Aycliffe at about 9.20am on Sunday (February 4). 

Police, ambulance crews and the air ambulance all attended - with residents nearby seeing numerous blue lights on the scene during the day. 

Following the emergency service presence, it's been confirmed that a baby died a short time after being taken to hospital from the property. 

The baby's death is not being treated as suspicious by police - with Durham Police confirming the death on Friday (February 9). 

The Northern Echo: Lisle Road in Newton AycliffeLisle Road in Newton Aycliffe (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

A statement from the police force said: "Police were called to an address in Newton Aycliffe at around 9.20am on Sunday (February 4).

"Paramedics and the Great North Air Ambulance Service also attended and took a baby to hospital.

"Sadly, the child died a short time later.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

"Our thoughts are with the baby’s family at this difficult time."


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The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and Great North Air Ambulance (GNAAS) have confirmed that they attended the scene. 

A GNAAS spokesperson said: "On Sunday our critical care team was activated at 9.26am to an incident in Newton Aycliffe. We had a doctor and paramedic on board our aircraft and they arrived on scene at 9.32am. Our team worked alongside the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to assess and treat a patient and the patient was taken to hospital by a NEAS road crew, accompanied by our team."

An NEAS spokesperson added: "We were called to a private address in Newton Aycliffe  just after 9.15 this morning. We dispatched a double-crewed ambulance and requested support from Great North Air Ambulance."