A MAN was taken to hospital after being slashed by a weapon in the early hours.
Police were called to a disturbance in Calder Grove, off Campbell Road, in the Rossmere area of Hartlepool, just after midnight on Wednesday. The force helicopter was also involved.
Officers say that on arrival a 27-year-old man was found with superficial injuries, believed to have been caused by a sharp implement.
He was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment.
Any witnesses to the incident are asked to contact DC Steve Theaker on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.