A man was taken to hospital following a disturbance in which supermarket staff were allegedly assaulted last night (Monday, March 4).

Northumbria Police confirmed they arrested a 14-year-old boy and a 24-year-old woman in connection with the alleged incident at Morrisons, on Durham Road, Birtley, near Chester-le-Street, shortly before 7.15pm.

Emergency services were called to the store after a disturbance broke out, with reports of staff allegedly being assaulted.

Crews from the North East Ambulance Service treated a man at the scene before taking him to hospital for treatment. 

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 7.15pm on Monday, March 4, we received a report of a disturbance inside of a premises on Durham Road in Birtley, Gateshead.

“Emergency services attended the scene where it was reported that three people had been involved in a verbal disagreement with members of staff.

“Following this, it was reported that violence broke out and some members of staff were assaulted.

“They were checked over at the scene by paramedics, and one man was taken to hospital for treatment.

“A 14-year-old male and a 24-year-old woman were arrested in connection with the report. They remain in police custody at this time.

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A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 7.19pm yesterday evening to reports of a person injured at an address on Durham Road in Birtley.

"We dispatched one ambulance crew, a clinical team leader, and three crews from our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). One patient was taken to hospital for further treatment."

The police spokesperson added: “Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with further information is asked to contact police using the ‘Report’ page on our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20240304-0946.”