Ongoing incident - holding image

Railway lines between Middlesbrough and Newcastle have been suspended due to an ongoing incident in Hartlepool.

Emergency services are currently on the scene of the incident on the railway.

Members of the public had to be moved from the scene as they climbed the fencing to take images of the incident.

It is advises that members of the public stay clear from the area.

Rail lines are expected to be closed for a number of hours while emergency services deal with the ongoing incident.

A North East Ambulance spokesperson said: “We were called at 19.10 to reports of a collision between a train and a person in Hartlepool.

“We sent a rapid response vehicle, ambulance, an officer, two hazardous area response teams and requested the support from the Great North Air Ambulance.

“We have taken a male patient believed to be in his 40s by air ambulance to James Cook Hospital with head and neck injuries.”

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