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Injuries after car hits tree and splits in two

A man has suffered serious head injuries after a car hit a tree and split in two.

A red Honda Civic hit the tree just before 1am on November 18, on Belle Vue Way in Hartlepool. It was around 100 metres short of the junction with Brenda Road.

The 32-year-old male driver suffered severe head injuries. He is in the James Cook University Hospital in a stable condition. A male passenger suffered fractures to both legs and a broken arm. He is also being treated in James Cook University Hospital and is described as being in a “critical but stable” condition.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Attempted murder investigation after Hartlepool stabbing

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a stabbing in Hartlepool.

Police were called to Sheriff Street yesterday afternoon, where they found that a 44-year-old man had been wounded.

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He was taken to James Cook University hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Three men aged 22, 23 and 47 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are in custody.

Appeal after five arrests following fight in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for information after an alleged fight outside Sorrento’s Pizza Shop on Church Street in Hartlepool.

It happened sometime between 3am and 4am on Saturday, November 14.

It is believed this fight then developed into a bigger altercation near to the Odd Bar and the Hill Carter Hotel.

A 31-year-old male was taken to James Cook University Hospital with facial injuries and was later released.

Five people have been arrested.


Jacob's parents issue warning to other families

Jacob and his family. Credit: Family photo

The Hartlepool parents of a toddler who died after choking on a grape have issued a warning to other families in the hope it will help save lives.

Two-year-old Jacob Jenkins had been in the local Pizza Hut with his mother Abigail Wilson and father David Jenkins when the piece of fruit became lodged in Jacob's throat.

Despite them both being first aid-trained, the couple were unable to clear the obstruction and Jacob died later in hospital.

The tragic news prompted a huge reaction in the town, with a seafront vigil taking place and more than £20,000 being raised online.

Hundreds of mourners also lined the streets for the toddler's funeral.

Ms Wilson has now spoken out about what happened and has urged parents to make sure they cut up their children's food.

We want other parents to know the dangers and to try to help avoid anyone else having to go through what we have - it has been completely devastating.

It is important that mums and dads cut up food for their little ones so it's small enough to swallow without getting stuck.

– Abigail Wilson, speaking to The Northern Echo

Ms Wilson said it was really important that parents give their children their full attention as they eat to avoid another tragedy.

She also paid tribute to the people of Hartlepool, saying their support had been incredible.

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