Man in police care after concerns on cliff edge

A man is in the care of police after concerns were raised for his safety on a cliff top.

Monday, 29th October 2018, 5:56 am
Updated Monday, 29th October 2018, 5:58 am
The emergency services were called to Nose's Point in the early hours of this morning. Image copyright Google Maps.

Durham Constabulary were called out at 1.34am today, alongside Seaham Coastguard and Hartlepool Coastguard Rescue Team, to a spot at Nose's Point in Dawdon.

They had received reports that a man appeared in distress.

The Coastguard teams were stood down a short time later after police said the man was now in their care.

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