Dramatic footage shows armed police responding to Hardwick incident as patient rushed to hospital

Dramatic footage shows armed police responding to a late-night incident which saw a patient rushed to hospital.

Officers flooded the Hardwick area of Stockton at around 9.45pm on Saturday after reports of serious incident. Witnesses said police surrounded Lutyens Square and erected a huge cordon.

George Stephenson Boulevard, Faraday Drive and Chadwick Walk also had a heavy police presence. Video from the scene shows a fleet of Cleveland Police vehicles in attendance while armed police guard the scene.

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The nature of the incident is not yet known however the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has confirmed they attended and a person was taken to hospital. A spokesperson said: "We were called to a private address in Stockton at 9.45pm on 4 May.

"We dispatched one ambulance crew, a specialist paramedic and the Medicar, and transported one patient to hospital for further treatment."

Pictures taken from the scene on Saturday night
Pictures taken from the scene on Saturday night -Credit:Terry Blackburn

Residents described a man that appeared to be distressed and in pain shouting that "he’d been stabbed". One said: "I’ve never seen this amount of police and most of them are armed.

"It’s very scary and I’m glad my children are in bed and don’t have to witness this.

Teesside Live has contacted Cleveland Police for comment.