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Police issue warning over dangerous batch of drug said to have caused 'seemingly superhuman strength'

Police have issued a warning over a dangerous batch of drug amphetamine which has caused two men to have been taken to hospital.
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Man set to appear in court over dog shot by police in Hartlepool

A man is due to appear in court accused of having a dog dangerously out of control which was later shot by police.
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Court round-up.

People from Hartlepool in court for charges including theft and motoring and drug offences

The following cases involving defendants from Hartlepool were dealt with at Teesside Magistrates’ Court.

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Police were called to a report of man with suspected stab wounds Johnson Street in Hartlepool. Pic by Google Maps.

Man arrested after attack victim found with suspected stab wounds

One man has been arrested as police launch as probe into a suspected late-night stabbing in Hartlepool.
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Hartlepool Power Station.

Retirement age for police power station workers to be reviewed

Workers in the police force which protects Hartlepool Power Station who claim they should be able to retire on a full pension at 60 are to have their case reviewed.

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Teesside Magistrates' Court

Motorist caught by police while under the influence of drugs

A 43-year-old woman has been banned from the roads for driving under the influence of drugs.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre

Don’t miss out on chance to have your say on keeping Hartlepool safe

Hartlepool people are being urged to have their say in setting priorities for tackling crime and improving community safety in the town.

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Teesside Magistrates' Court

Police find dozens of cannabis plants in man’s home

A would-be handyman showed his gardening skills by growing cannabis in his bedroom.

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Hartlepool Police Station.

New dedicated community safety team aims to improve lives of Hartlepool residents

A new community safety team - spearheaded by police, council and fire workers - is due to be launched in Hartlepool.

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Emergency services responding to the roof top stand off in Blackhall.
Photo Rob Crute

Arrested men hurled tiles and bricks at police during four-hour ‘stand-off’

Two men were arrested following a stand-off with police which lasted for hours.

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The drugs warrant was carried out at four flats in Wynyard Mews

Police drugs warrant at Hartlepool flats

Police carried out surprise searches for drugs at four flats in Hartlepool today.

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Hartlepool defendants sentenced for theft, drug offences and burglary

The following cases involving defendants from Hartlepool were dealt with at Teesside Magistrates’ Court.

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Councillors react to 23% rise in crime in Hartlepool

Councillors react to 23% rise in crime in Hartlepool

Councillors expressed their disappointment after hearing how crime in Hartlepool increased by 23%.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre

155 cars found in abandoned in Hartlepool over 22 months

A council crackdown on abandoned and untaxed vehicles has been launched as Hartlepool has seen the higest rate of dumped vehicles taken off the sreets in the North East.

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Gary Hepworth

Burglar caught red handed after raid on home

A burglar was caught red-handed trying to steal copper pipe and wiring from a house that was under refurbishment.

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Chief Superintendent Alastair Simpson.

Historic sex abuse reports double in just three years

Reports of historic sex abuse to police have doubled in just the last three years.

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A burglary took place at R G Bennetts Funeral Directors in Blackhall Colliery. 
Pic by Google Maps.

Police slam ‘heartless’ burglars who broke into funeral directors

Police have slammed 'heartless' thieves who broke into a funeral home and stole cash.

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John Davidson, chairman of the Independent Monitoring Board which checks on HMP Durham.

Independent checks praise HMP Durham for ‘clear’ future vision

A jail which has become a remand centre for almost 1,000 prisoners is being ‘well run and well managed‘, according to an independent monitoring team.

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Picture c/o Google Streetview

Cash machine blown up in North East town

Thieves have blown up a cash machine four months after a similar raid obliterated an ATM in the same town.

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Martin Weatherill appeared at Teesside Crown Court

Insult led to air rifle and paint stripper attack

A man poured paint stripper over a car and fired an air rifle at a house after a neighbourhood dispute got out of hand.

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