New year revellers well behaved

POLICE said the new year festivities passed off in Hartlepool largely peacefully.

Scores of revellers headed to Hartlepool town centre to see in the new year.

The night is traditionally one of the busiest of the year for the emergency services.

But police said the night passed off without any major incidents.

A Hartlepool Police spokesman said: “Overall it was quite a quiet night.

“We had a few domestic incidents related to alcohol but nothing out of the ordinary.”