TWO men have been arrested for allegedly attacking a burglary suspect they discovered on an allotment site.
They were detained after police were alerted to reports of a break-in and found a 20-year-old man with a head wound and an ear injury.
The men, aged 60 and 32, were quizzed on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
They were bailed without charge until a future date.
The 20-year-old and a second alleged intruder, aged 17, were arrested on suspicion of burglary.
They were bailed without charge while police inquiries continue.
Officers were called to Throston allotments, off Elmwood Road, Hartlepool, on Wednesday, October 19, at 2pm.
They arrested the burglary suspects first before detaining the older pair later.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “A 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were both arrested on suspicion of burglary and bailed.
“The man suffered a head wound and an ear injury.
“As a result of that assault a 60-year-old man and a 32-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent and also bailed.”