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Urgent appeal to trace missing Hartlepool man

Richard has now been located safe and well

Police are urgently appealing to trace a 43-year-old man from Hartlepool.

Richard Radford was last seen just before 6am on Monday in the Murray Street area of the town.

Richard requires medication and officers are concerned for his welfare. He is described as being:

  • 5ft 4” tall
  • Medium build
  • Short brown hair.

It is believed he could have travelled to the Derbyshire or Nottingham areas, where he has some contacts.

Anyone who may have seen Richard or anyone with information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

9-year-old boy critical in hospital after Hartlepool collision

Marina Way, Hartlepool

A 9-year-old boy is in hospital with life threatening injuries after being hit by a grey Range Rover in Hartlepool.

It happened on Marina Way around 5:45pm on 27 February.

Police believe the boy was with several other young boys and girls at the time.

The Great North Air Ambulance air lifted him to James Cook University hospital and his family is with him. His condition is described as critical.


Body found after search at Hartlepool Marina

The search operation at Hartlepool Marina on Sunday 12th. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A specialist police diving team searching an area of Hartlepool Marina have discovered a body.

It follows the disappearance of a man on Thursday 9th. Andrew Roy was captured on CCTV cameras around 11:15pm that night, close to Portals Place on the marina.

Whilst formal identification has not yet taken place, his family are aware and are being supported by officers.

The 51-year-old who is from Cornwall, but is currently working in Hartlepool, was reported missing after failing to turn up for work on Friday 10th.

The body was found at 1pm on Monday.

Concern for man missing since night out in Hartlepool

Cleveland Police say they are 'increasingly concerned' for the welfare of a man who has been missing since a night out in Hartlepool last Thursday.

Andrew Roy, 51, who is from Cornwall but currently working in Hartlepool, was captured on CCTV cameras at around 11.15pm on Thursday night in the Hartlepool marina area near Portals Place.

He did not show up for work on Friday.

Andrew Roy. Credit: Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police officers, with help from the Harbour Police, the RNLI, the Coastguard and the Fire Brigade, have been searching the area but have not managed to locate Andrew.

His family is being kept updated and supported by the police as the search continues.

Have you seen Andrew? Credit: Cleveland Police

"We would appeal again to anyone who may have seen Andrew in the marina area late on Thursday night to get in touch. Andrew is a white male, with short dark hair, blue eyes and he was wearing a black donkey jacket and blue jeans. Similarly we would ask anyone who visits the Marina, perhaps to a boat moored there, to think carefully if they have seen anyone matching his description and to get in touch. We would also ask businesses and boat owners to look through any CCTV they have, to see if it has captured anything which could help our inquiries. Please contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101."

– Cleveland Police spokesman
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