A teenager was taken to hospital after a 'medical incident' involving drugs at the end of last week.

Emergency services were called to Durham City Bowling Club on Green Lane, Old Elvet, at about 8pm on Friday (February 16), following concerns for a 16-year-old girl. 

The incident, which is believed to be drug-related, saw a group of youths at the site of the bowling club, which council wardens have noted as a place where anti-social behaviour has increased over the past few months. 

Both police and ambulance crews have confirmed details of the incident - revealing that the 16-year-old girl was taken to University Hospital North Durham.

A spokesperson for Durham Police said: "Officers attended reports of a medical concern near the Durham City Bowling Club at around 8pm on Friday, February 16.

"A woman in her teens was taken to hospital by paramedics."

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson added: "We were called to Green Lane in Durham shortly after 8pm on 16 February following reports of an unwell teenager.

"We dispatched one ambulance crew, who transported the patient to University Hospital North Durham for further treatment."

Following the incident, and another incident that saw an arson attack at the bowling club, Durham County Council's wardens have said that patrols have stepped up with police.


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A spokesperson for the wardens said: "The area is currently being patrolled by Neighbourhood Wardens due to local youths regularly congregating. On Friday, February 16 a teenage girl was rushed to hospital due to taking MDMA (Ecstasy).

"We are asking all parents if your children are going down Durham to please make sure you know where they are and who they are with.

"The Neighbourhood Wardens alongside Durham University will be conducting patrols in the area.

"If you have any information or witness this type of behaviour, we ask that you contact Durham Constabulary on 101 or 999 in an emergency."