Hartlepool pub beer garden fight: Two face affray charges

Police at the scene of the incident at King John's Tavern.
Police at the scene of the incident at King John's Tavern.

A man and woman have been charged by police over an incident in a pub beer garden when two people were injured.

The King Johns Tavern beer garden in Hartlepool was cordoned off by police in January after reports of a fight.

Cleveland Police have now charged a 20-year-old man on suspicion of affray and possession of a weapon.

A 21-year-old woman has also been charged with affray in connection with the same incident.

Both are due to appear at Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court on October 28.

Two men were left with facial injuries after the incident in the outdoor beer garden area at around 9.30pm on January 29.

Police taped off the area in South Road, off Victoria Road, the following day while they investigated what happened and scenes of crime officers gathered evidence.

Eye-witnesses reported at the time there had been a fight and some people covered in blood.

A 31-year-old man and another man whose age was unknown were said to have suffered facial injuries which were not life-threatening.

One man was treated by paramedics at the scene, while another was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton.

Both men were given follow-up appointments at the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.