Police release sailor who was arrested on suspicion of being drunk on board ship

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A SAILOR who was arrested by police for allegedly being drunk on board a ship has been released without charge.

The 62-year-old man was arrested by officers from Cleveland Police on suspicion of being incapable of carrying out his duty due to being impaired through drink or drugs.

It came after Harbour Police sought the help of Cleveland officers following an incident at the Philips Petroleum jetty, at Seal Sands, where the vessel was then stationed, around 5.30am on Tuesday morning.

The ship worker was taken into custody at Hartlepool Police Station and was released on bail while further inquiries are carried out several hours later.

He answered bail at 5pm on Wednesday and was released without charge.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “The man who was arrested at Seal Sands was bailed back to Hartlepool Police Station.

“He was then released without any further action.”