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Police appeal for witnesses after Hartlepool assault

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Cleveland Police were called to Rugby Street, Hartlepool on Monday evening following reports of an assault.

They were contacted by ambulance service colleagues at around 7.30pm after a man had been assaulted and injured.

The man’s injuries are not currently believed to be life threatening and officers remain on scene to conduct inquiries into the circumstances behind this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101 in confidence. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website at or by phoning 0800 555 111.

Three children hit by a car in Hartlepool - one is seriously ill

Skelton Street where the incident occurred Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Three children have been taken to hospital, one with serious injuries, after being hit by a car in Hartlepool.

Cleveland Police say a Ford Focus car mounted a kerb after a driver appeared to lose control.

It happened on Skelton Street, in the West View area, at 3.45pm on Monday.

An 11-year-old is said to be seriously injured Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A girl, aged 11, was flown by air ambulance to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, and is said to be seriously injured.

Two other girls, both aged 12, were also hurt. One has a suspected broken leg while the other has more minor injuries.

A local man, aged 46, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Police are appealing for information and would like to hear from anyone who had seen the Ford Focus in the area prior to the incident.


Hartlepool school fire: boy, 13, arrested

Rift House Primary after the fire. Credit: ITV News

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire broke out at a primary school in Hartlepool.

The blaze engulfed part of Rift House Primary School on Sunday.

The boy is being questioned by police officers from the Hartlepool Volume Crime Team while the investigation continues.

The fire destroyed the school nursery and year three classroom in an annexe next to the main school building.


Hartlepool relegated despite win at Victoria Park

Hartlepool's Carl lsgnay as Pools are relegated Credit: PA

Hartlepool United have been relegated to the National League despite be a 2-1 win at home to Doncaster Rovers.

Pools have never been relegated to the non-league in their 109-year history, despite coming close a number of times in the past.

The relegation comes just days after Gary Coxall resigned as Hartlepool Chairman, saying continuing in the role "would divide the club".

Pam Duxbury was appointed Chief Executive of the club following Coxall's resignation and issued the following rallying cry to supporters ahead of the match against Doncaster Rovers.

I can only thank all of you for your continued support, and in particular, our amazing away support.

Poolies are truly the best fans in any league and all the clubs I have visited have been welcoming and regard our fans very highly.

Whatever the outcome on Saturday, we are better together."

– Pam Duxbury
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