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HALLOWEEN horror is coming to the Heugh - and these are the characters who will be haunting the historical spot on the Headland.

For those who fancy an interactive live action-horror experience this Halloween, Hartlepool Deadland is exactly that.

The Heugh Gun Battery is planning a Halloween 'Deadland' event complete with ghost walks. Pictured, from left, are: Marianne Holt, Lucy Robson and Georgia Blenkinsop.

The Heugh Gun Battery is planning a Halloween 'Deadland' event complete with ghost walks. Pictured, from left, are: Marianne Holt, Lucy Robson and Georgia Blenkinsop.

The soldiers who lost their lives defending Hartlepool during the First World War are still defending the town in the afterlife.

So says the back story behind this thrilling and haunting event coming to Hartlepool later this month.

Those who dare to brave the Heugh this Halloween will be tasked in assisting them in preventing the supernatural creatures besieging the town.

The story to the night is also based around the famous Hartlepool monkey.

The Heugh Gun Battery is planning a Halloween 'Deadland' event complete with ghost walks. Pictured, from left, are:Michael Holt, David Holt, Oliver McAleavey and Georgia Hart.

The Heugh Gun Battery is planning a Halloween 'Deadland' event complete with ghost walks. Pictured, from left, are:Michael Holt, David Holt, Oliver McAleavey and Georgia Hart.

While the legend says they hung the monkey because it was French, Hartlepool Deadland says they hung the monkey because it was pure evil.

All quite far-fetched stuff.

And all thought by up Dalton Piercy resident Michael Holt, 24, who has organised the event and rounded up a team who will be providing the frights on the night.

Michael, a salesman by day, said: “The event is based on the London Dungeon experience and the walkthrough Halloween events you find at theme parks.

“But we have tried to make it as local as we can in terms of the back story and that’s why we decided to the Heugh Gun Battery for the event.

“It will be frightening, scary, but also very informative about Hartlepool’s history.”

And everyone who braves the haunted Heugh on Halloween will also be helping to raise cash which will be split between the Heugh Gun Battery Trust and the Save A Hart appeal.

Georgia, 16, who suffers with Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) - a progressive, inherited disease that 
attacks and damages the central nervous system resulting in co-ordination and balance problems, will be one of the characters in the Halloween event.

The Save a Hart appeal was launched earlier this year to raise money to send Georgia to America for pioneering treatment.

The event takes place on Halloween from 5pm-10pm. Each tour takes around 15 minutes.

Admission is £5 and tickets can be booked by calling Michael on 07944553676 or visiting Hartlepool Deadland on Facebook.