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Police appeal for witnesses after girl, 16, suffers injuries in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a 16-year- old girl suffered a broken ankle and shin in Hartlepool.

Police appeal for witnesses after girl, 16, suffers injuries in Hartlepool Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The incident, which is believed to have involved a Ford Mondeo taxi, happened at around 4.30pm on Thursday 22nd December on Raby Road near to the junction of Middleton Road.

The girl was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees for treatment and required surgery for her injuries.

Any independent witnesses are asked to contact PC Amanda Stokes from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 231698.

County Durham man goes the extra mile for charity

A man from Hartlepool in County Durham is going the extra mile for charity.

Paul Suggitt will be running, walking and riding a total of ten thousand miles before the end of 2017.

It is all in aid of raising money for children with rare forms of cancer.

Paul Suggitt will be running, walking and riding for charity Credit: Paul Suggitt, Walk Run Ride
Paul Suggitt goes the extra mile for charity Credit: Paul Suggitt, Walk Run Ride

If you would like to track and follow Paul's journey, you can do so here:


Hartlepool girls football team triumph

Johnathon Murray of St Aidan’s Primary School is pictured with (left to right) Emilie Noble, Isabelle Smith, Olivia Skedd, Olivia Mowbray, Lexie Goldsmith, Tilly Burey, Isabelle Kay, Emily Henderson and Erin White Credit: Hartlepool Council

Girls from a U-11 football team at a Hartlepool school have been crowned Durham and Cleveland champions.

St Aidan’s C of E Memorial Primary School won on points and goals scored in a round robin tournament against teams from East Cleveland, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Stockton to seize the title.

They now go on to compete in the north of England regional finals taking place in Liverpool or Manchester in March next year.

"It is an incredible achievement and the girls are absolutely delighted. We only started three years ago and at first we only had 12 players turning up for training.

“Now we get well over 30 every Friday night. Everyone is so enthusiastic and dedicated.

This is richly deserved and we would look forward with confidence to the regional finals.”

– Johnathon Murray, teacher and the U-11 coach at St.Aidens

Hartlepool knocked out of FA Cup following 4-0 loss against Port Vale

Hartlepool manager Craig Hignett Credit: PA Images

Hartlepool United exited the FA Cup after suffering a 4-0 away defeat to Port Vale.

Hartlepool were knocked out of the competition in the second round after a disappointing display at Vale Park.

Pools were down 3-0 in the first 30 minutes and saw manager Craig Hignett sent to the stands by the end of the first half. The rout was complete in the second half after a penalty was scored by former Newcastle United midfielder Ryan Taylor.

Following Hartlepool's FA Cup departure, they can now concentrate back on the League where they face Cambridge United next at home.

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