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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday.

Man seriously injured in 'knife attack' in Hartlepool

A man has been left needing surgery for serious injuries to his hands, believed to have been inflicted with a knife.
England and Durham cricketer Ben Stokes, 26, leaves Bristol Magistrates' Court where he was told he will face a crown court trial over an altercation outside a nightclub. Photo by the Press Association.

Durham cricketer Ben Stokes to face a crown court trial over an altercation outside a nightclub

England cricketer Ben Stokes will go on trial at a crown court over an disturbance outside a nightclub.
Gareth Hunt has been remanded in custody to await sentence.

Hartlepool man smashed his former partner's face in with a brick

A man who smashed-in his ex-partner's face with a brick was told he must stay in custody to await his fate.

Results of nine-day crime operation revealed as pledge is made to continue crackdown

A dozen problem vehicles were seized and almost 30 homes have been lined up for action over grotty gardens in a campaign to tackle community issues.
McColl's in Elwick Road, Hartlepool.

Nearly £3,000 taken in armed robbery at Hartlepool shop

Two men have stolen almost £3,000 in an armed robbery at a shop in Hartlepool.
Cleveland Police is backing a national knife amnesty campaign which is running this week.

Police force backs national knife amnesty

Cleveland Police is supporting an amnesty which aims to cut the number of knives on the streets.

The robbery happened on Merlin Way. Image copyright Google Maps.

Schoolboy robbed of iPhone after being punched and kicked to ground

A 15-year-old boy was left injured when he was punched and then kicked to the ground in a street robbery.

Raymond Wild was jailed for 11 years after being found guilty of three charges of sexual assault.

Ex-Hartlepool police officer jailed for 11 years for sexually abusing girl

A former Hartlepool police officer has been jailed for 11 years for child sex abuse.
Hartlepool MP Mike Hill. Picture by FRANK REID

Police ‘stretched to the limit’ – MP demands more officers after 23% rise in crime in Hartlepool

Hartlepool MP Mike Hill says police are being “stretched to the limit” because of Government underfunding after crime increased by 23% at the end of last year.


Police pledge to keep up Operation Relentless after week-long campaign

A police campaign targeted neighbourhood nuisances and organised criminals during a nine-day operation.

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