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Missing boy believed to be in Hartlepool

Cleveland Police are appealing for help finding a missing 15-year-old boy who they believe may be in Hartlepool.

Brandon Moore went missing from his home in Bolton le Sands, Lancashire, on 24th January. Police said he may also be in Cumbria.

Brandon Moore is from Lancashire but may be in Hartlepool or Cumbria

He is white and of medium build, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a navy blue sweater, navy blue tracksuit bottoms, a blue jacket and grey Nike Air Max trainers.

A second boy who Brandon may have been travelling with was found in the Hartlepool area on 26th January.

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Man suffers head injuries in assault in Hartlepool

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 33-year-old man suffered significant head injuries in an assault in Hartlepool.

He was taken to James Cook University Hospital after the assault, which took place on Tankerville Street at 9:15am.

A cordon has been put in place in the street while early investigations continue.

NHS bosses say services transferred for 'safety and quality'

Medical director for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Dr David Emerton, who is also a consultant in accident and emergency, said:

We totally respect people’s right to protest about issues which concern them. However we would like to emphasise that the centralisation of services at the University Hospital of North Tees was driven by our clinicians, is fully supported by our commissioners and was done purely for reasons of safety and quality.

What was acceptable in terms of clinical practice in the health service 10 or even five years ago is no longer acceptable because medicine has moved on. We have to ensure our services can meet the higher standards now expected.

– Dr David Emeron, Medical director for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

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Campaigners march against Hartlepool hospital cuts

Campaigners gather at Seaton Carew Credit: ITV

Hundreds of campaigners have gathered in protest against the reduction of services at Hartlepool General Hospital.

It forms part of a long-running hospital saga, in which key services were transferred to Stockton and a proposed new hospital at Wynyard was delayed.

The protesters are marching from Seaton Carew to Hartlepool this morning.

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