Emergency services have confirmed the details of a 'medical incident' in Darlington on Sunday (February 11) evening - which saw the air ambulance, police and paramedics attend. 

Blue lights and a large number of police cars were seen on Keats Court in the town at about 8.20pm, following reports of a 'medical episode'. 

During the incident, police blocked off the Darlington cul-de-sac, and the emergency service presence was lifted around 30 minutes later. 

Following the emergency service presence on Sunday, police and the air ambulance confirmed that it was a man having a 'medical episode' - but no one was taken to hospital.


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A spokesperson for the Great North Air Ambulance said: "Yesterday our critical care team was activated at 8.23pm to reports of a medical incident in Darlington.

"Our doctor and critical care paramedic arrived on scene at 8.36pm via a rapid response vehicle, however after an initial assessment of the patient, their services were no longer required and they were stood down from the incident."

A Durham Police spokesperson added: "Police were contacted shortly before 8.20pm yesterday (February 11) to assist paramedics with a man suffering a medical episode in the Keats Court area of Darlington."