Sunderland Echo

One taken to hospital with wound

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A person was taken to hospital with a ‘serious chest wound’ after an emergency services call-out to a Sunderland street.

Teams were called to the Westheath Avenue area of Grangetown on Saturday morning.

Witnesses say there was a large police presence in the area and a section of the street was said to be cordoned off by officers throughout Saturday and into Sunday morning.

A spokeswoma­n for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 7.07am on Saturday to reports of a person with a serious chest wound near Westheath Avenue in Sunderland. We dispatched an ambulance, a hazardous area response team and requested support from a Great North Air Ambulance doctor and transporte­d one patient to hospital.”

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