UKIP won three more seats on Hartlepool Council in Thursday's election taking their total to five.
Party leader Nigel Farage says what has happened there could happen across the North East.
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The results from the Hartlepool Council elections:
Putting Hartlepool First: 1
See more details on the full results here
The three UKIP gains are below:
Hartlepool Labour HOLD - with UKIP gaining three seats.
More to follow.
Cleveland Police have issued the following statement regarding an armed incident at Titan House in Hartlepool this morning.
Police remain outside the house afternoon, however they do not believe there is any threat to anyone inside or to the public.
Police are still in attendance at Titan House in York Road Hartlepool but can confirm it is not believed there is any threat to anyone inside the building or to the wider community in Hartlepool.
People are being allowed into and out of the building, however, police are still investigating an incident which took place there this morning when they responded to someone armed with a firearm inside the building.
An investigation has commenced to find out if this was the case, but there is no reason to believe anyone is now under any type of threat or in danger.
Armed police remain outside Titan House in Hartlepool this afternoon.
Cleveland Police's armed response unit were called to the house at 10:10am this morning after receiving reports of an armed male in dispute with a tenant.
Enquiries are on-going.
Cleveland Police's armed response unit are at the scene of an incident in Hartlepool.
They were called to Titan House at 10:10am this morning after receiving reports of an armed male in dispute with a tenant.
The tenant has now been evacuated and enquiries are on-going.
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