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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


Hartlepool's Olympian boxer Savannah Marshall says she'll carry on fighting after Olympics

Credit: PA

Hartlepool's Olympian boxer Savannah Marshall says she'll carry on fighting after she went out in the quarter final to second seed Nouchka Fontijn from the Netherlands.

The 25-year-old middleweight lost 2:0 to her rival, just missing out on a bronze medal.

Savannah said she thought the scores might be closer:

“I thought it was close. I thought I’d won the second round and the last round but when I looked at the scores in the end it wasn’t even close.

“I didn’t win a round. I didn’t even get a vote in the third. She’s a brilliant fighter so she deserves the medal. What can I say, I haven’t got one; I’ll probably carry on after this though.”

– Savannah Marshall


24-year-old Yorkshire Terrier killed by another dog in Hartlepool

Jack was 24 years old, but died after being attacked by another dog in Hartlepool Credit: North News and Pictures

A 24-year-old Yorkshire Terrier called Jack, thought to be one of the oldest dogs in the UK has been killed - by another dog.

Jack was being walked at Hartlepool Marina (Basin Area) yesterday (Monday 1st August) at 9am.

The other dog involved was a black Lakeland Terrier.

The owner is described as:

  • A white male
  • Between 5 ft 3” and 5 ft 5” tall
  • Of stocky build with thinning dark hair.
  • The man was also wearing a pair of shorts which showed off his tattoos on both legs and a pair of wellington boots.

Police investigate after woman is sexually assaulted in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for information after a 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Hartlepool.

It happened on Saturday 30th July at around 12:45am when the victim and a man left Yates Wine Lodge on Victoria Road. They made their way towards Middleton Grange Shopping Centre before he sexually assaulted her.

He is described as:

  • A white male
  • Around 6 ft ” tall
  • Of large build with a bald head
  • Between 40-50-years-old.
  • The man was wearing a dark top and jeans

Families say turning IVF into 'postcode lottery' would have been 'inhumane'

Families struggling to have children say they're delighted with a decision to keep fertility and IVF services in Hartlepool.

The NHS trust that runs them had said it could no longer provide them.

So the town's council took it to the high court - and won.

Couples have said it's the right decision, and that turning fertility treatment into a postcode lottery would have been 'inhumane.'

Watch Frances Read's report:

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