Police have cordoned off road in Hartlepool town centre

A cordon is in place after police received a report a woman has been raped in Hartlepool town centre.

Sunday, 1st December 2019, 2:10 pm

A manhunt is under way to locate a male suspect who made off on York Road following the incident near the junction with Lucan Street and Middleton Grange Lane.

A cordon remains in place in Middleton Grange Lane and a police car is at the scene.

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Police at the scene in Middleton Grange lane this morning.
Police at the scene.