Large emergency response after 'unknown substance' found in Ingleby Barwick

Emergency services on the scene in Ingleby Barwick, near Stockton, where police found an "unknown substance". Credit: Gazette Media Company

Police and other emergency services descended on a residential street on Teesside after an "unknown substance" was found at a property.

Firefighters, specialist paramedics and police officers attended Brading Court, in Ingleby Barwick, near Stockton, on Tuesday night (6 February).

Several tents were put up outside a property as residents were reassured there was no risk to the public.

A police spokesperson said the incident was not terror related and is completely separate to the recent corrosive liquid attack in Clapham, south London, linked to suspect Abdul Ezedi from Newcastle.

Several tents have been erected outside the property in Ingleby Barwick. Credit: Gazette Media Company

The investigation is being led by Northumbria Police.

A force spokesperson said: “As part of an ongoing investigation, an address in the Ingleby Barwick area of Stockton was being searched.

“This led to the discovery of unknown substances and as a precaution, officers are conducting further checks at the property.

“There is believed to be no wider risk to the public and enquiries are ongoing.”

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police 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.”

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