Police helicopter search launched

THE police helicopter was scrambled in a bid to find a suspect wanted by the British Transport Police.

Officers from Hartlepool Police were called to the Oxford Road and Burbank areas of town just after 5pm last night after reports that a 31-year-old man wanted in connection with a serious incident had been spotted in town.

The Cleveland Police helicopter could be seen circling above the town centre to assist the teams on the ground. No arrests were made during the hour-long search.