Man fighting for his life after attack outside Hartlepool bar

Cordon in Victoria Road on July 27, 2014
Cordon in Victoria Road on July 27, 2014

A MAN is fighting for his life after being injured in a town centre attack.

The 26-year-old man remains in James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, after an assault at the bus stop near Yates’ Wine Lodge, in Victoria Road, in Hartlepool.

Police have just release details of his condition and say the man is in a critical condition and having treatment for serious head injuries.

The incident took place at 4.20am on Sunday and the victim was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

A police cordon was in place around the area from Loons bar to The Showroom bar on Sunday.

A second man, aged 24, was also assaulted just before this attack, near the Grand Hotel in Swainston Street.

The victim from this assault has since been released from James Cook University Hospital after having treatment for serious facial injuries, including fractures.

Police are carrying out enquiries into both attacks and are trying to establish if they are linked.

A 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with an incident believed to be related to these assaults and he has now been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The police investigation continues and officers urge anyone with information to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Alternatively phone the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.