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Appeal to trace driver after Hartlepool hit-and-run

Police are appealing to trace the driver of a white van who failed to stop after hitting a cyclist.

The collision happened at around 7.30pm on September 19 at the junction of Sandringham Road and Murray Street.

The 41-year-old cyclist was left lying in the street following the collision. He was taken to hospital with a cut to the head and grazes.

The van could possibly be a new Ford Transit Connect. The driver did not stop.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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Man dies in fishing tragedy off Hartlepool coast

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A man has died after falling overboard a fishing boat off the coast of Hartlepool.

Cleveland Police have confirmed that the man's foot became tangled in the ropes of a fiishing net, and he fell into the water.

The man, aged 22, had been fishing with his brother, nephew and a female when the accident happened at 7.25pm on Friday.

He was in the water for a very short time before he was pulled into an RNLI lifeboat.

Sadly, he could not be saved and has since been confirmed dead.

Hartlepool man injured after scaffolding fall

A man has been airlifted to hospital after falling from scaffolding in Hartlepool. The 46 year old is believed to have fallen around four feet and suffered a back injury.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) was called to the incident which happened in Nenthead, Cumbria, at around 4:40pm.

He was treated by the GNAAS doctor and paramedic team before he was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, where he arrived in a stable condition.

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Warning about swimming in Hartlepool Marina

Police in Hartlepool are warning of the dangers of swimming in Hartlepool Marina. Officers have received 21 calls since August 1 about young people swimming there, climbing onto boats, jumping into the water and setting off fire extinguishers.

“Large boats turn around in this area and people can’t easily be seen. Youths are putting themselves in danger of serious injury or worse and we would ask that parents remind their children of these dangers.

“We have recently identified a number of youths that had been swimming in the marina and we have visited them in their homes with their parents present to advise them of the dangers of their actions.

“We will continue to monitor the situation alongside staff at the lock office and we will put in place a dispersal notice which can enable us to disperse large groups of youths from the area.”

– Inspector Mal Suggitt, from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team
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