Woman brought to safety after cliff top threat near Easington Colliery

Teams of emergency services helped a woman after she was threatening to hurt herself near cliffs.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 5:46 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 6:53 am
The incident happened near Grants Houses. Image copyright Google Map.

Police and HM Coastguard were called to an area of coastline near Grants Houses, between Easington Colliery and Horden, just before 7.20pm yesterday.

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A spokesman for the Coastguard said: "We arrived on scene and liaised with police who were able to talk the casualty to safety and into their care."

The service's Hartlepool and Seaham teams were part of the rescue effort.

It said the woman was taken into custody once she was safe.