Girl hit in face by egg

A GIRL was left with a nosebleed after a callous thug threw an egg at her from a passing car.

The 10-year-old was hit in the face by the egg as she walked along Hart Lane near Aldi, in Hartlepool.

Police are now asking for help in catching the person responsible for the senseless attack that happened at around 6.45pm on Wednesday, March 21.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “The girl and her mum were walking up Hart Lane when someone threw an egg out of a small car, possibly a light blue Fiat Punto or similar, which was travelling down Hart Lane towards Raby Road.

“The egg hit the youngster in the face, causing a nosebleed.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who knows who may be responsible or details about the car involved is asked to contact PC Darren Guest, of Hartlepool Police, on the non-emergency 101 number quoting event number V53637.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111.