Teenager attacked in Hartlepool cemetery by hooded gang

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.

A NINETEEN-year-old man has been hurt in an unprovoked assault in a Hartlepool graveyard.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack in Hart Lane Cemetery on Tuesday.

The man was attacked from behind and punched to the face at around 6.50pm. He did not need hospital treatment.

It is believed that his attacker was one of a group of four people who were walking in the direction of Raby Road.

They were all around 6ft tall, of thin build and wearing dark hooded tops with the hoods up, dark trousers and dark footwear.

Any witnesses or anyone who may know the identity of the assailant should contact PC Donna Rodham on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.