Durham Constabulary have confirmed that no firearms incident has taken place in Darlington.

The Northern Echo and social media reports suggested that a firearm had been discharged.

Durham Constabulary have confirmed to Breaking News Police that the incident involves a collision between Bright Street and Cobden Street.

Durham Constabulary have confirmed that confusion over the incident was created after FAKE social media reports surfaced.

Police are now probing the source of the reports.