An injured person has been taken to hospital by air ambulance following reports of a stabbing

A person had to be airlifted to hospital today following reports of a stabbing in Blackhall.

Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 17:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th March 2019, 18:28 pm
Ninth Street in Blackhall: Google Maps

The ambulance service said emergency crews were called to Ninth Street in the village at around 5.35pm this afternoon.

A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We got the reports of an incident in Ninth Street, Blackhall Colliery, that someone had been stabbed several times."

Great North East Air Ambulance.

He said the double crewed ambulance and the rapid response vehicles were called along with the North East Air Ambulance.

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The patient was then flown to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by helicopter.

A spokesman for Durham Police said they were currently dealing with an incident, but could not release details as yet.