Residents have reacted with shock after waking up to a police cordon on their estate.

This comes after Durham Police attended reports of a disturbance at an address on Aldbrough Walk, in Darlington, shortly after midnight on Sunday (March 17).

Nobody is believed to have been injured during the incident.

Speaking on the incident, residents said they were “shocked” to see a cordon erected around the property and police in the area.

The Northern Echo:

One resident said: “The fire engines were out the back at about 11:30pm. You get your goings on [on the estate], but nothing like this.

“It’s not something you want to wake up to on a Sunday morning, obviously something serious has happened.

“[With myself] having kids, you worry for their safety as well.”

Specialist officers and forensic examiners were seen in the area making further enquiries to establish the circumstances.

The scene of the cordon showed one property with a hole in the window.

Another resident said she had been on a night out before returning to see the fire brigade and police on the estate.

The Northern Echo:

She said: “I’ve just seen the police and the fire brigade were their last night.

“The police stopped us and said we can’t go down there. I just thought, there must be something going on.

“It’s getting too bad.”

She added incidents like this were not common on the estate and she was worried about future issues like this.

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Another resident said incidents like this were out of character with the neighbourhood and they had been left surprised by police’s presence.

She said: “I would say it’s not [common]. Most [of us] are just nice, happy people.”

The Northern Echo have contacted County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service for more information on the incident.