WATCH FOOTAGE OF POLICE OPERATION ABOVE
Police have dismissed reports claiming a large group of officers broke up a party in Stockton-on-Tees over the weekend.
Footage taken on Saturday night showed several police vehicles and at least two ambulances in High Newham Road.
Reports in the national media suggested a party had taken place there despite coronavirus lockdown regulations.
Police have now confirmed though that the operation was in response to a man becoming unwell following an altercation in the street.
No one was arrested but officers say support was called in after a number of people began to approach to see what was happening and were told to return to their homes.
We got a call about 9.15pm from the police to help assess a patient. On our arrival the patient refused treatment, so we left."
People should only leave their properties for specific reasons to help halt the spread of the virus and save lives.