Grove Hill residents left in shock as 10 police vehicles and ambulance crews attend 'violent' drama

Residents were left in shock after a fleet of police and ambulance vehicles attended a reported "violent" drama in Grove Hill.

Around 10 Cleveland Police units and several North East Ambulance Service vehicles went to Valley Road, Middlesbrough, at around 4.15pm on Thursday. Pictures taken at the scene show the flashing lights of the emergency services vehicles as police officers stand guard in the street of terraced homes. A cordon was also erected along the road and around flats.

Ambulance chiefs confirmed a man was injured and taken to hospital .

One householder, a 53-year-old man, said he was watching the news when he saw the blue flashing lights and heard sirens outside. He said: "When the police first turned up we were all shocked thinking what the hell's going on here. I waited about half an hour and then went outside and was talking to a neighbour. Apparently someone was violently attacked.

"I can't be 100% sure as to whether the people involved lived round here. I tell you what though it's getting horrendous round here now, it's getting absolutely ridiculous. There was an incident near the park a few weeks ago and the police told the council not to come round here. I know this 'cause they were supposed to be coming to see me."

The resident said police left Thursday's incident about 8.30pm taking down the police tape, so members of the public could access the street and get to the shops.

A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of a man injured in Valley Road, Marton at 4.09pm on 6 June. We dispatched a clinical team leader and an ambulance crew, who transported the patient to hospital for further treatment."

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police described the incident as an "altercation" and said: "A man suffered stab wounds and was taken to hospital where he currently remains. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Cleveland Police on 101, quoting reference number 105962."

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