Woman attacked in Hartlepool by a gang in the early hours of the morning


A WOMAN was left with facial injuries after she was attacked by a gang in Hartlepool in the early hours of the morning.

The 31-year-old woman was walking home along Clarence Road and Lancaster Road, in the town, when she started talking to a group of around seven people before being knocked unconscious.

The attack was seemingly unprovoked, say police.

Some passersby took the victim to a nearby property before she was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, for treatment and checks.

Today police released descriptions of two members of the group who they would like to identify.

One is a white man, between aged between 22 and 23-years-old, of slim build, with blond or brown shoulder-length curly hair.

The second is a white woman, between 23 and 24-years-old, of slim build, with bright red dyed hair, wearing a dark hooded top.

It is believed that they may be from the Peterlee area.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “Police are appealing for information after a 31-year-old woman received facial injuries in a seemingly unprovoked attack in Hartlepool at around 5am on Sunday, July 6.

The woman was walking home along Clarence Road and Lancaster Road in the town when she came across a group of around seven people.

“She engaged in conversation with the group, when it’s believed she was knocked unconscious.

“She was taken by passers-by to a nearby address before being taken to North Tees General Hospital, where she was later released.”

Anyone with information on the incident, or those involved, is asked to speak with officers on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on (0800) 555111.