Two arrested after van assault

A MAN was hauled out of a van then punched and kicked during a violent attack.

The victim is said to have suffered multiple injuries after he was pulled out of the vehicle before being assaulted by two men.

He was left with bruising and cuts to his face, neck and hands after the incident in Catcote Road, at the junction with Wynyard Road, in Hartlepool.

Police are now appealing for information about the midday attack on November 20.

Two men, aged 23 and 28, have been arrested in relation to the incident and are currently on police bail pending further inquiries.

Anyone that may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact PC Andrew Young, of Hartlepool Police, on (01642) 302110 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.