A person has been taken to hospital following a street assault on Sunday (March 3). 

Emergency services attended Hartlepool, near the town centre, at about 6.45pm, following reports of an assault in the street. 

After arriving on the scene, ambulance and air ambulance crews worked on the patient, while police closed off the area.

The large 999 response was noted by people in Hartlepool at the time, who spoke of lots of blue lights being seen across the town on Sunday. 

Following the incident, the Great North Air Ambulance confirmed that it attended and that one person was taken to hospital after the assault. 


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A spokesperson for the air ambulance said: "On Sunday our critical care team was activated at 6.43pm to reports of an assault in Hartlepool near the town centre.

"We had a doctor and paramedic respond on a rapid response vehicle and they arrived on scene at 7.03pm.

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