Man dies in Hartlepool after taxi hits tree

A man has died in Hartlepool after his taxi hit a tree.

He was discovered in the vehicle off Stockton Road near Newton Bewley by police officers at about 02:00 BST on Friday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out later but no further details have been released.

An investigation is under way and anyone with any information is asked to contact Cleveland Police.

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