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Teenagers fire air weapon in Hartlepool

Police were called to a house in Larkspur Close, Hartlepool this morning after reports a group of males was firing something out of a window.

A man and four boys (three aged 13 and one age 12) came out of the house and the address was thoroughly searched by officer, who found the cause to be an air weapon.

The man was given strong words of advice regarding his conduct by officers from Cleveland Police, who sent armed response to the scene.

A small number of roads, which were closed while investigations were carried out, have all now been reopened.

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Appeal after Hartlepool attack

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked at the Showroom Pub on Victoria Road in Hartlepool.

The incident happened on March 22 at around 2:40am when the victim was attacked by another man in the toilets, causing serious head and facial injuries which included fractures.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Fisherman rescued from sea off Teesside coast

RNLI volunteers from Redcar and Hartlepool rescued a man washed into the sea Credit: RNLI

A fisherman has been rescued by lifeboat crews after being washed into the sea off the coast of Teesside.

The man was washed from the South Gare breakwater by heavy seas at around 3:40pm on March 21.

Lifeboat crews from both Redcar and Hartlepool managed to locate the man and he was pulled from the water. He was reported to be breathing but barely conscious. He was then taken to the Harbour Master's landing at Tees Dock before being transferred to a waiting ambulance.

Dave Cocks, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Redcar RNLI, said:

This was an extremely difficult rescue. We're at the point of some very high tides and there were strong winds. The crews reported seas up to 4 metres in height.

It is only by good fortune that he was found so quickly by the Hartlepool crew. They were at sea training on their new lifeboat, so they were able to find and rescue the man very quickly.

The North Sea is at its coldest about now, and he could easily have been badly injured or killed if the rough seas had thrown him against the rocks or the breakwater.

As far as I'm concerned he owes his life to the Hartlepool RNLI crew.

– Dave Cocks, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Redcar RNLI

RNLI launch new Hartlepool lifeboat

The new Atlantic 85 lifeboat Solihull in action Credit: RNLI

A new RNLI lifeboat has gone on service at Hartlepool.

The £214,000 Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat has been funded by a gift left in the will of Royal Navy veteran John Masters.

The lifeboat replaces the station's previous Atlantic 75 lifeboat which was used on 395 rescues, saving 376 people.

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Hartlepool man left with broken jaw after assault

Police are appealing for information after a 28-year-old man in Hartlepool was was left with a broken jaw following an assault. The man was assaulted around 3am on March 7 inside the Showroom public house, on Victoria Road.

The victim was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. He spent two days having plates put into his lower jaw to fix the damage caused.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Pedestrian injured after Hartlepool collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Hartlepool.

A 75-year-old man suffered facial fractures, fractured ribs and possible internal injuries on February 23, on Wiltshire Way. He was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees for treatment.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on 101.

Man, 80, has life savings stolen

An 80-year-old man from Hartlepool had his life savings stolen as he visited his allotment. He left his house on Baker Close on February 20. When he returned he noticed that a door had been forced. £6,000 had been stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Boy dragged along by lorry

A teenage boy has been knocked down by a lorry on a rural road near Hartlepool.

It happened on the A689 near the Greatham turn off. The boy was trapped under the vehicle and dragged for a short distance before being rescued and airlifted to the James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough.

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