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Firework thrown at 12-year-old boy in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for information after a 12-year-old boy had a firework thrown at him as he walked along Harwich Grove in Hartlepool.

Harwich Grove, Hartlepool. Credit: Google maps.

It happened on Friday 4th November at around 7:40pm. A male threw the firework from the passenger seat of a passing black vehicle.

The firework landed in the hood of the victim’s coat and exploded, but thankfully the victim was uninjured.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who can identify the vehicle or the male responsible, is asked to contact PC Ralph Bainbridge on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or

Hartlepool man arrested after police stand off

Police were called to an address on Duke Street, Hartlepool, following a report of an incident at around 7.20pm this evening.

A man inside the address was believed to be in possession of a knife and a cordon was put in place whist police maintained contact with him. The man came out of the address just before 9pm.

Neither the male or a small child who was also in the address at the time of the incident were injured.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and will be taken into police custody.


Woman hit by a car in Hartlepool

A woman has been hit by a car outside a McDonalds restaurant on Marine Way in Hartlepool.

The scene of the crash on Marina Way, Hartlepool. Credit:

It happened at 6.15pm on Wednesday.

A pedestrian, aged 41, is being treated in hospital a broken leg plus injuries to her head, pelvis and ribs.

Ukip win council by-election in Hartlepool

Ukip's troubles in Strasbourg appeared to have little impact at the ballot box as the party won a council by-election with almost 50% of the vote on Thursday.

Tim Fleming won the Headland and Harbour ward on Hartlepool Borough Council with 496 votes following the resignation of a Labour councillor.

The support for the party, which has been strong in Hartlepool in recent years, came despite the leadership crisis and was on the day of the bust up in the European Parliament involving Steven Woolfe.

Mr Fleming polled 496 votes of the 1,009 cast - which represents 49% of the vote.

Labour in second won 25% of the vote. Turnout was 17.8%

Labour maintains its majority on the council with 19 seats, and Ukip are second with six.


Charge after serious Hartlepool assault

A 29-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, driving a motor vehicle with no license and driving a motor vehicle with no insurance.

It follows an incident on Maxwell Road, Hartlepool, at 4.15am on October 4. Police found a 21-year-old man with serious injuries to both legs. The man was taken to James Cook University Hospital.

Three other people who were arrested have been released on bail.

Four arrested after serious assault in Hartlepool

Four people have been arrested after a man was found with serious injuries in Hartlepool.

Police were called to Maxwell Road at 4.15am on October 4. The found a 21-year-old man with serious injuries to both legs. The man was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he remains.

Four people have been arrested in connection with the alleged incident – three men aged 29, 47 and 27 and a 23-year-old woman and they remain in custody awaiting questioning.

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

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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