One person was taken to hospital after a 'medical incident' closed a County Durham road on Friday (February 23) morning. 

Emergency services were called to Tyne Road in Stanley at about 10am, following reports of a medical incident on the stretch of road. 

Police, ambulance crews and the air ambulance were all called to the incident, with the air ambulance landing at a nearby grass area. 

Paramedics and doctors at the scene treated a patient before they were taken to the University Hospital of North Durham via road ambulance. 

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has confirmed details of the incident.

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to a medical incident on Tyne Road in Stanley this morning (23 February) shortly after 10am.


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"We dispatched two ambulance crews and one clinical team leader and were supported by our colleagues at the Great North Air Ambulance Service. One patient was taken to University Hospital of North Durham."

A Great North Air Ambulance spokesperson added: "Our critical care team was activated at 10.13am to reports of a medical incident in Stanley.

"After arriving on scene our paramedic and doctor worked alongside the North East Ambulance Service to assess and treat a patient. The patient was taken to hospital by the North East Ambulance Service."