Arrest over Hartlepool street fight

A man has been arrested after a 31-year-old man suffered serious head injuries in a fight on Teesside.

Police said the victim was in Victoria Road, Hartlepool, in the early hours of Sunday when an altercation broke out and he was assaulted.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to James Cook University Hospital, where his condition is "stable".

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and bailed.

A Cleveland Police spokesman said they believed there were revellers in the area waiting for taxis at the time of the assault and were appealing for witnesses.

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