Hartlepool residents rack up £7.5m debt mountain

Joe Michna pictured utside the Park Road citizens advice bureau.

Joe Michna pictured utside the Park Road citizens advice bureau.

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HUNDREDS of people in Hartlepool have been forced to plead for help after racking up personal debts worth £7.5m in just a year.

Shocking new figures reveal Hartlepool Citizens’ Advice Bureau supported 1,500 people with debt and money advice over a 12-month period - with the average debt a staggering £16,000.

Joe Michna from CAB in Park Road.
Joe Michna from CAB in Park Road.

Worried officials at the Park Road-based CAB say they are very concerned with the high level of personal debt their clients have, some of which is more than £100,000.

 

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