Police incident in Sunderland street LIVE: Updates as police cordon off city centre road

Police have cordoned off a street in Sunderland as officers deal with an incident.

A large part of Holmeside in Sunderland has been cordoned off this morning (August 14), following a currently unknown incident.

Photos from this morning show the road taped off near Sinatra’s Pub with officers guarding the cordon on each side.

Witnesses from the scene said a forensic van was also at the scene helping to deal with the incident.

It is not yet known the nature of the incident, although more updates are due to follow.

Both Northumbria Police and the North East Ambulance Service have been approached for a comment.

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Chronicle Live – Sunderland