An ‘unknown substance’ has been discovered at a house in Teesside.
Emergency services have swarmed a property near Stockton, in the north east, this evening with multiple tents erected outside.
Firefighters, specialist paramedics and police officers are at the scene in Brading Court, Ingleby Barwick.
Images show emergency vehicles lining the street, while fire crews can be seen pulling on suits ready to enter the home.
The road has been shut while the incident is ongoing.
Cleveland Police said it was supporting Northumbria Police with an ongoing investigation following the discovery of the substance.
Officers have confirmed the incident is not related to the recent chemical attack in Clapham, south London, linked to suspect Abdul Ezedi from Newcastle.
A police spokesperson said: ‘Cleveland Police are supporting Northumbria Police with an ongoing investigation following the discovery of an unknown substance in Brading Court, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton.
‘The local community will see an increased police presence in the area, as officers who are experts in handling substances visit the property.
‘The public should be reassured there is no risk to the community’s safety.’
The North East Ambulance Service confirmed its hazardous area response team is on standby at the scene.
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