LIVE updates: Large police presence in Sunderland street after emergency services called to 'reports of concern for a woman'

Emergency services have been called to reports of concern for a woman at a property in Sunderland.

Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 4:31 pm

There is a large police presence in the street with witnesses saying there are currently five police cars and four ambulances parked up in the area around Satley Gardens, in Tunstall.

Emergency services were first called to the property shortly after 10am on Wednesday, February 26, and remain at the scene.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Shortly after 10am today we received a report of concern for a woman at an address on Satley Gardens, Sunderland.

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Police presence at Satley Gardens, Sunderland

“Emergency services are at the scene.”

The North East Ambulance Service confirmed that it sent two double-crewed ambulances to the scene alongside two of its Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) crews and a critical care manager.

A spokeswoman added: “We were called to an incident this afternoon at a private address in Satley Gardens, Tunstall, Sunderland.”

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5.05pm - Bodies of man and woman found at Satley Gardens house

Two bodies have been found at a house in Tunstall, Sunderland, police have confirmed.

An investigation has been launched after the bodies of two people were found inside a house on Satley Gardens in Sunderland.

Shortly after 10am on Wednesday February 26, Police and ambulances were called to a report of concern for a woman at an address on Satley Gardens, Sunderland.

Emergency services attended and found the bodies of a man and a woman inside the property. Their next of kin have been notified, police have said.

Police and forensic investigators at a property on Satley Gardens, Tunstall, Sunderland

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said they do not believe there was any third party involvements in the two deaths.

They said: "Enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the deaths, but at this early stage it is not believed that there was any third party involvement

The North East Ambulance Service confirmed that it sent two double-crewed ambulances to the scene alongside two of its Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) crews and a critical care manager to the house.

Nearby residents have said they were shocked to see such a large police presence in the area.

One woman said: "This is shocking, it's normally such a quiet street."

Anyone with information surrounding the deaths is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 230 260220 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

4.25pm - Pictures and videos show forensics at the scene

Forensics officers at a house in Tunstall, Sunderland

Crime scene investigators have been seen coming and going from the house on Satley Gardens in Sunderland. 

4.25pm - Pictures and videos show forensics at the scene

Forensics teams at a property on Satley Gardens

Forensics officers at the premises. 

3.50pm: Front door of property appears damaged

One woman said: "There was lots of police and ambulance personnel standing outside the property.

 "We think that they had to kick down the door as the door was off it’s hinges."

3.45pm: Picture shows scale of emergency response to incident in Satley Gardens

Large emergency response in Satley Gardens, Tunstall

Emergency services are lined up on Langley Road around the corner from the house in Satley Gardens at 1pm. 

3.20pm: 'Normally a quiet street'

Nearby residents have said they were shocked to see such a large police presence in the area. 

This is shocking, it's normally such a quiet street.

3.06pm: Photo from the scene

Police outside a property at Satley Gardens in Tunstall, Sunderland

Police are expected to remain at the property for several more hours.

3.00pm: Ambulance send hazardous area response team to the property

The North East Ambulance Service confirmed that it sent two double-crewed ambulances to the scene alongside two of its Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) crews and a critical care manager.

2.45pm: Police presence expected to remain at the address

A police presence is expected to remain at the house for the rest of the day today.

2.00pm: What do we know so far about the incident in Satley Gardens?

Emergency services were first called to the property shortly after 10am on Wednesday, February 26, and remain at the scene. Click here to read our bulletin in full.

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