Two suspects arrested after man suffers 'serious head injury' in Hartlepool's Hart Lane

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Two men have been arrested in connection with an attack which left a 39-year-old man with a serious head injury.

Hart Lane, in Hartlepool, was closed near its junction with Serpentine Road at around 6.40pm on Saturday, June 8, while police carried out investigations into the incident.

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Cleveland Police have now said in a statement on Sunday night: “Two 24-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent following an incident on Hart Lane in Hartlepool on Saturday 8th June.

A stretch of Hart Lane, in Hartlepool, was sealed off on June 8 following an attack on a 39-year-old man. Picture by FRANK REIDA stretch of Hart Lane, in Hartlepool, was sealed off on June 8 following an attack on a 39-year-old man. Picture by FRANK REID
A stretch of Hart Lane, in Hartlepool, was sealed off on June 8 following an attack on a 39-year-old man. Picture by FRANK REID

“Both have been taken to police custody for questioning and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

“The 39-year-old victim is currently in a critical condition at James Cook University Hospital.”

An earlier statement urged witnesses or anyone with doorbell or dashcam footage of the incident to call 101, quoting reference SE24107425.