Hartlepool man foils robbery by kneeing his attacker

An attempted armed robbery was foiled when the victim kneed his attacker in the stomach and ran away.

It happened on Hart Lane in Hartlepool on Thursday night as the 20-year-old man was walking down the street.

He was stopped by a man at 2315 BST who pulled a knife out and demanded the victim's phone.

The would-be robber is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall with a slim build, wearing a black hoodie, blue tracksuit bottoms and dark trainers.

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