No action over gran’s injuries

Jean Pounder
Jean Pounder

TWO men arrested after a grandmother was rushed to hospital with head injuries have been released by police.

Jean Pounder, 61, was left fighting for her life in hospital after paramedics and police were called to her home in Studley Road, Hartlepool, on Monday, August 22.

Two men, aged 60 and 35, were arrested on the same day in connection with her injuries and were bailed as detectives investigated.

They have now been told that they face no further action.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “Two men arrested in connection with an incident shortly after midnight on August 22 at an address in Studley Road in Hartlepool have been released with no further action.

“Officers were investigating how 61-year-old Jean Pounder had sustained head injuries. Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.”

Mrs Pounder was taken to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, with her condition first described as “critical” and then “stable”. She is now said to be “satisfactory”.

The house, which Jean is thought to have been living in with husband Dave, was taped off by police as scene of crime officers visited the address to gather evidence.

Neighbours spoke at the time of their shock and concern for Mrs Pounder, calling Studley Road a “quiet street” where people “keep themselves to themselves”.