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Teenage boy dies after being hit by car in Hartlepool

A 14-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car. Rhys Hewitt, who was in Year 10 at English Martyrs School in Hartlepool, was crossing the road outside the Stagecoach bus depot on Brenda Road at about 7pm on Wednesday.

Rhys Hewitt, 14, who was in Year 10 at English Martyrs School in Hartlepool Credit: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police Acting Sergeant Andrew Lawson said: “This is a devastating time for the family, friends and the school and our thoughts are with them. We are providing specialist support to the family and have begun an investigation into the circumstances of the collision.”

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen Rhys or a black Vauxhall Corsa just before the collision to contact them on 101.


Man dies after Hartlepool assault

A man who was assaulted in Hartlepool over a week ago has now died, police have confirmed.

The 32-year-old man received serious head injures when he was attacked on Victoria Road just after 4am on Sunday 5 October. He was taken to hospital and died last night.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail.


Colin Cooper resigns as Hartlepool manager

Colin Cooper has resigned as Hartlepool manager. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Hartlepool manager Colin Cooper has resigned after the club went bottom of the Football League.

They lost 3-0 to Carlisle United, who achieved their biggest away win in three years.

The defeat put Hartlepool bottom of the table, and the former Middlesbrough player and coach left his first managerial post.

"We would like to thank Colin for his efforts during the last eighteen months.

“We are glad that we gave him his break in management and would like to wish him every success in the future.”

– Hartlepool chairman Ken Hodcroft, in a statement on the club's website

Princess Anne comes to the North East

Princess Anne visited North Yorkshire earlier this month Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Princess Royal is visiting the region today.

Princess Anne will open the new Sailability Facility at Tees and Hartlepool Yacht club.

The specially built pontoon provides wheelchair users easier access to boats.

The Princess Royal recently visited North Yorkshire.

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