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Unions: Around 100 Caparo workers have lost their jobs in Hartlepool

Caparo workers in Hartlepool told ITV News Tyne Tees that they have lost their jobs with immediate effect. Our correspondent Frances Read is at the site, awaiting official confirmation.

"On Monday 19 October, Administrators from PwC, were appointed to 16 companies within the Caparo Industries Group.

Following their appointment the Administrators have worked closely with customers, suppliers, employees and their representatives, including three trade unions who represent the Caparo Industries Group workforce.

Today, a trading and administration update is being provided to employees and their representatives across those businesses in the Caparo Industries Group over which PwC are appointed.

No further comment will be made until that update has been provided to all of the employees.

A further announcement will be provided later today."

– Company statement


Man has 3 operations after having his hand bitten in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 20-year-old man had to undergo three operations for a bite wound to his hand.

The incident happened between 11pm and 11.45pm on Friday 18th September on a recreational field between Waverly Terrace and Ventnor Avenue in Hartlepool.

Two suspects attacked the 20-year-old victim, one knocking him to the ground - the other attacking him - biting his hand.

The victim sought hospital treatment and has required three operations on his hand as a result of the injury.

“This is a cowardly and callous attack on a young man who has subsequently had to undergo three operations.

– Investigating officer, PC Andrew Plant

Hartlepool United players wear yellow armbands in memory of Jacob Jenkins

Last night Hartlepool players wore yellow armbands in memory of Jacob Jenkins, the two year old who died after choking on a grape at a Pizza Hut at Hartlepool Marina.

The club was given special permission by the Football League to wear the them.

The game against Barnet finished 1 all.

A fundraising page set up in Jacob's memory to support his family and pay for his funeral has now raised more than £18,500

Hartlepool players wear armbands in memory of Jacob Jenkins Credit: Hartlepool United
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