THE victim of an assault for which four men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder is now in a stable condition in hospital.
The 33-year-old man suffered serious head injuries following the incident in the town’s Tankerville Street, off Grange Road, in Hartlepool, on Sunday, January 25.
Cleveland Police officers arrested four men on suspicion of attempted murder – three who are aged in their 30s and one who is in his 40s.
They were questioned by detectives and have now all been bailed pending further police inquiries.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “The victim from the assault is stable. Those arrested have been released on bail pending further inquiries.”
Emergency services were called to Tankerville Street at around 9.15am.
Police were on the scene throughout the day talking to householders in the area.
A blood-splattered car was cordoned off, and people were being prevented from entering the street.
The victim was taken to the James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough.
Officers also appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward and ring 101, or Crimestoppers on (0800) 555111.