Hartlepool street attack victim in critical condition

Tankervile Street, Hartlepool
Image caption The attack happened on Tankerville Street in Hartlepool

A man is in a critical condition in hospital with serious head injuries during an attack in Hartlepool.

The 33-year-old was assaulted in the street on Tankerville Street at about 09:15 GMT and taken to James Cook University Hospital.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are in police custody.

A cordon has been put in place on the street while officers investigate the attack.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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