Tees

Teenager threatened in Hartlepool over £1 coin

A teenage boy was robbed for a £1 coin on his way to school in Hartlepool, police said.

The 15-year-old was walking to the bus stop on Hurworth Street in the Dykehouse area of the town at about 0755 BST on Wednesday.

He was threatened with a "blunt instrument" and ordered to handover cash.

The suspect, believed to be white, in his mid-20s and wearing a navy tracksuit, left with the £1 coin.

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