Teenager hurt after being punched in the face during Hartlepool street attack

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A TEENAGER suffered bruising to his eye after being punched in the street.

The 15-year-old was attacked after a verbal altercation in Shakespeare Avenue, in Hartlepool between 9.15pm and 9.30pm last Tuesday, August 27.

The suspect then damaged a door of an address in the street by kicking it.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Hollie Smaldon of Hartlepool Police on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.