Police cars and ambulance in South Shields street as man taken from house in wheelchair

Police officers and paramedics have attended a house in a South Shields street this evening.

Several police cars and an ambulance are at a property in Boldon Lane in the town.

Police cars and an ambulance in Boldon Lane, South Shields.

Police cars and an ambulance in Boldon Lane, South Shields.

A witness has reported seeing a man taken from the house in a wheelchair by paramedics.

Police arrived at the house just over one hour ago.

A spokeswoman for the North East Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 4.47pm to an incident at a private address in Boldon Lane, South Shields.

"Police also attended the scene.

Boldon Lane in South Shields.

Boldon Lane in South Shields.

"We are currently still on the scene."