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Four injured after car and scooter crash in Hartlepool

Four people are injured following a collision between a Skoda Octavia car and a scooter in Hartlepool.

The collision happened just before midnight on 5 July, at the traffic light junction of Jesmond Road and Chester Road.

A 23-year-old man, who was riding the scooter, suffered multiple fractures to his arm and a 16-year-old boy, who was also travelling on the scooter, suffered a dislocated elbow and a head injury. Both were taken to James Cook University Hospital.

A 19-year-old woman and a 24-year-old woman, who were both travelling in the car, suffered minor injuries.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

Teenage motorcyclist injured in Hartlepool collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision left a teenage motorcyclist with a broken leg and injuries to his back and pelvis.

A motorcyclist left the road and hit a tree on Seaton Lane, Hartlepool, at 4.30pm on 30 June.

The 17-year- old male motorcyclist was taken to James Cook University Hospital for treatment.

Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact police on 101.


Former Hartlepool manager Neale Cooper recovers from heart attack

Neale Cooper Credit: PA

Former Hartlepool manager Neale Cooper is recovering from a heart attack.

The 53-year-old former Aberdeen midfielder, Aston Villa and Rangers player posted a picture of himself on social media from his hospital bed.

In a public post on his Facebook account, Cooper wrote:

"After a wonderful day with my children yesterday in Inverness, I returned to Aberdeen only to suffer a heart attack in the early hours of this morning.

"Thank you for the rapid response by the ambulance crew from Foresterhill and the surgeons who fitted a stent into my blocked artery in my heart.

"Feeling good today but resting in the hospital with its wonderful staff supporting me. Thanks for the concern and texts from my fb friends and my friends in general."

– Neale Cooper, Facebook

Cooper managed the likes of Ross County, Hartlepool and Peterhead after his playing career ended.

Hartlepool were among the first to send their thoughts. The club wrote on Twitter:

"Our very best wishes are with Neale Cooper who is recovering well after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday. Get well soon, Coops!"

– Hartlepool United FC

Former Dons midfielder Neil Simpson wrote on Twitter: "Get well soon Neale. Great guy, great teammate, great pal."

Hartlepool United return to training with new manager and signings

Craig Harrison, Hartlepool Manager Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Hartlepool United reboot has begun. The club returned to training this week with a new manager, new signings, and a new challenge ahead.

Craig Harrison has become manager of the team who were relegated from the football league last season after 96 years.

As manager of The New Saints, Harrison won 6 Welsh Premier League titles, 4 Welsh Cups and 3 league cups. He said securing promotion is the primary target.

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