A person has been taken to following a crash on an A-road in a North East town which saw the air ambulance called to the scene.

Emergency services were alerted to the collision on the A1027 near its junction with The Glebe, in Norton, Stockton at about 3.30pm.

Several police vehicles and the ambulance service attended, while the air ambulance was called to the scene. 

The road was partially closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We were called to a road traffic incident on Hanover Parade, Stockton at 3.26pm this afternoon.

"We have dispatched a double crewed ambulance, clinical team leader and requested support from Great North Air Ambulance. One patient has been taken to James Cook Hospital by road, with a doctor on board."

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A spokesperson for the Great North Air Ambulance Service said: "Our critical care team was activated at 3.57pm to reports of a road traffic collision in Norton.

"We had a doctor and paramedic on board our aircraft and they arrived on scene at 4.03pm.

Our team worked alongside the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) to assess and treat a patient, and then the patient was taken to hospital by the NEAS road crew, accompanied by our team."

Cleveland Police have been contacted for more information.