Two men arrested after armed police operation in Hartlepool

Two men have been arrested after an armed police operation in Hartlepool.

By Kevin Clark
Friday, 22nd July 2022, 11:06 am

Officers were called after a report of a man with a gun had been spotted in the Stockton Road area on the night of Thursday, July 21.

A Cleveland Police spokesperson confirmed that the force had attended and that two men had been taken into custody and would be interviewed while inquiries into the incident continued.

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“Police attended a convenience store on Stockton Road just after 8.45pm last night following a report a man had been seen in possession of a firearm,” she said.

“Units attended and two men were arrested nearby on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm in a public place and on suspicion of burglary.

"Police had earlier received a report of an air rifle and a hockey stick being stolen in a house burglary.

“The men, aged 23 and 43, will be questioned and inquiries are ongoing.”

Armed police in the Stockton Road area of Hartlepool on Thursday night.