Two rescued from New Inn Hartlepool pub fire

Fire-damaged pub The fire broke out on the ground floor

Two people were rescued from a fire at a Hartlepool pub.

Five appliances were called to the the New Inn, Durham Street, in the early hours.

A man, aged 57, and a 56-year-old woman - believed to be the pub's owners - were taken to hospital. The man remains in a serious condition.

A joint police and fire investigation is under way into the cause of the fire, which severely damaged the ground floor bar area.

Cleveland Police said officers would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the fire, or visited the New Inn on Sunday evening.

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