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Investigations continue following armed incident in Hartlepool

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.

– Cleveland Police

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Armed police remain outside Titan House in Hartlepool

Armed police remain outside Titan House in Hartlepool this afternoon.

Police cars outside Titan House, Hartlepool Credit: ITV News

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.

Police cars outside Titan House, Hartlepool Credit: ITV News

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Police officers hit by drunk driver

Two police officers responding to an emergency call had to be taken to hospital after being hit by a drunk driver.

The officers, from Cleveland Police, were on their way to an emergency call from a member of the public when the intoxicated driver pulled out of a junction in front of them.

The black Ford Mondeo collided with the police car on York Road, Hartlepool late on the evening of Thursday April 21.

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A spokesperson from Cleveland and Durham Road Policing Unit said:

"These officers never made it to the emergency call and instead went to A&E.

"Let's hope for a speedy recovery for both officers.

"Don't drink and drive. Even one drink can be too many!"

Boy, 9, injured in police pursuit

A boy, 9, has been injured after a police pursuit in Hartlepool

A green Peugeot 307 failed to stop for police on Grainger Street at 9.30pm on April 12. Officers pursued the vehicle along York Road, Raby Road, Hart Lane, Murray Street, Sandringham Road, Topcliffe Street and Zetland Road.

The Peugeot is believed to have collided with a 9-year-old boy at the junctions of Raby Road and Perth Street, as he crossed the road with his mother, causing minor injuries to his elbow.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drugs and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He remains in police custody at this time.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

Man charged with murder of Norma Bell

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A 32-year-old man arrested earlier this week in connection with the death of 79-year-old Norma Bell has been charged with murder.

He has been remanded to appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Saturday 9th April.

Norma Bell was found dead following a fire at her house in Hartlepool early on Sunday morning. She had died before the fire broke out.

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