Operation underway to remove restaurant boat from Hartlepool Marina

Workers are this morning removing a former restaurant boat from Hartlepool Marina.

Our pictures show the vessel being taken out of the marina.

The MV Ella boat being removed from Hartlepool Marina.

The MV Ella boat being removed from Hartlepool Marina.

The boat was taken over by TV comedy Benidorm star Crissy Rock, who hoped to turn it into a mouthwatering "traditional" menu and plenty of entertainment for diners.

More details to follow.

The MV Ella being removed from Hartlepool Marina.

The MV Ella being removed from Hartlepool Marina.