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Flowers at the scene of Hartlepool killing

Mark Denton
31 year old Mark Denton who died on New Year's Eve Credit: Facebook

Flowers have been laid at the scene in Hartlepool where police are conducting a murder investigation.

Officers were called to Hutton Avenue at about 10.20pm on New Year's Eve, where a man had suffered serious injuries and later died in hospital.

He has been named locally as 31 year old Mark Denton, who was a well-known amateur boxer. Hundreds of people have paid tribute to him on Facebook.

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The first floral tributes left at the scene in Hartlepool Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Hutton Avenue, Hartlepool
Police outside the house in Hutton Avenue Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Cleveland Police want anyone with information about what happened to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.

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Arrests after amateur boxer dies after New Year's party

Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of an amateur boxer who died after an incident at a New Year's Eve party.

Tributes have poured in for Mark Denton, 31, who died in hospital after he was injured at a party in Hutton Avenue, Hartlepool.

Read more: Hartlepool murder investigation

Mark Denton, who died after suffering serious injuries.
Mark Denton, who died after suffering serious injuries. Credit: Facebook

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

A police spokeswoman said a 17-year-old, a 23-year-old and a man in his 20s have all been arrested on suspicion of murder and are in police custody.

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Tributes to ex-amateur boxer killed on New Year's Eve

Mark Denton
Mark Denton, who died after suffering serious injuries Credit: Facebook

Hundreds of people have paid tribute to a well-known former amateur boxer, who died after suffering serious injuries at a New Year's Eve party in Hartlepool.

Police were called to a property in Hutton Avenue at around 10.20pm. The 31 year old man, named locally as Mark Denton, was taken to hospital, but pronounced dead.

A 17 year old is under arrest.

Hundreds of people have left tributes on a Facebook page, Mark Denton R.I.P.

Paul McManus wrote: "Terrible news, so sad, thoughts are with his friends and family R.I.P Mark mate X "

Mark Denton
Hundreds of tributes have been written for Mark Denton (right) Credit: Facebook

Karl Leighton left this message: _"R.I.P my mate absaloute pleasure to have known ya xx"

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Carrie Jobling added: "Such horrible news to wake up to a very good old school friend to lose his life doesn't seem real ..."

Cleveland Police want anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.

17 year old arrested over death of man in Hartlepool

Hutton Avenue, Hartlepool
Police at the scene in Hutton Avenue in Hartlepool Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A 31 year man has died, after being found with serious injuries in a house in Hartlepool, on New Year's Eve.

Police were called to Hutton Avenue at about 10.20pm. The injured man was taken to hospital, but pronounced dead.

A 17 year old is under arrest.

Cleveland Police are carrying out house to house enquiries, and are asking anyone with information to contact the non-emergency number 101.

Teenager raped in early hours

Police are investigating reports of a woman having been raped in Newcastle.

The incident happened in the female toilets in the Easy Street bar on Westmoreland Road, in the city at around 2.20am on Boxing Day.

The 19-year-old woman had been in the bar with friends when she went to the toilet. A man came into the toilet and was raped.

The man is described as in his 20s, of Eastern European appearance with short, dark, spiky hair wearing a black vest top and jeans.

"We are appealing for anyone who recognises the man's description or has any information to contact us.

"The welfare of the victim is paramount and specialist officers are speaking with her to offer her the help and support she needs from dedicated Rape Investigation Team and the Sexual Assault Referral Centre to ensure she has the utmost support at what is an extremely distressing time for her."

– Detective Sergeant Helen Anderson

Two Christmas burglaries

Police are investigating two burglaries on Christmas Day.

Officers were called to a house in Chester Gardens in Crawcrook at 8.45pm. An intruder got in through an unlocked rear door but was disturbed.

A second incident happened in Clifford Terrace a few minutes later at around 8.50pm. An intruder sneaked into a house through a back door but was again disturbed.

No one was injured and and nothing was stolen.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

Officers are carrying out enquiries in these areas and additional uniformed officers are on patrol to reassure the community.

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police

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Full report: Rapist Wayne Scott sentenced

A former Cleveland Police Officer has been sentenced to 19 years for raping two women and sexually assaulting a child.

Wayne Scott attacked one of his victims seven times over many years, while he was off duty.

Police now believe he attacked as many as 11 people in total both on and off duty, including raping one child in the back of his police van. Our correspondent Dan Ashby reports.

Funeral of father who died celebrating son's birth

The funeral has taken place of Benji Bolsenbroek, who died after he was assaulted on night out in Middlesbrough to celebrate his son's birth.

Benji Bolsenbroek's funeral
Benji Bolsenbroek's funeral was held in Middlesbrough Credit: ITV

He was assaulted after a disturbance inside the Park Hotel pub on Linthorpe Road. Fourteen people remain on bail in connection with the 23 year old's death.

Benji Bolsenbroek's funeral
Dozens of people attended his funeral Credit: ITV
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