Pair still being questioned as man fights for his life in Hartlepool

A man and woman arrested after a man was found with serious head injuries are still being questioned by police today.

Sunday, 20th November 2016, 11:11 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 11:06 am
Police believe the attempted murder may be linked to an earlier incident in St Oswald's Street, pictured.

The 56-year-old victim was taken to hospital after being found at an address in Rydal Street, Hartlepool, at 10.43pm on Friday.

He was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough,where he is in a critical condition.

Police believe the attempted murder may be linked to an earlier incident in St Oswald's Street, pictured.

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A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, and a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of assault,

Both are still helping police with their inquiries, and a cordon remained in place around the house this morning.

Cleveland Police believe the attack may be linked to an earlier incident at an address in St Oswalds Street, Hartlepool at 8.33pm on Friday.

There, the front door was boarded up and a window was peppered with what appear to be bullet holes.

Police still had the scene of the attempted murder cordoned off today. Pic: Frank Reid.

Inquiries into both incidents are continuing, and anyone with any information is asked to callCleveland Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Police believe the attempted murder may be linked to an earlier incident in St Oswald's Street, pictured.
Police still had the scene of the attempted murder cordoned off today. Pic: Frank Reid.