Man assaulted in phone box in Hartlepool

A man has been seriously assaulted inside a phone box in Hartlepool.

He was attacked in the phone box on Wynyard Road opposite the Eskdale Road junction at about 11:50 GMT on Friday.

Police believe three men wearing hooded tops got out of a silver car, assaulted the 36-year-old man and then drove away towards Kilmarnock Road.

The victim was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees where he remains in a comfortable condition. Police are appealing for information.

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