Two arrests after man critically injured in assault

Junction of Hart Lane and Serpentine Road, Hartlepool
The attack happened on Hart Lane in Hartlepool [Google]

Two men have been arrested after a man was left critically injured in a street assault.

A 39-year-old was left with head injuries after the attack on Hart Lane in Hartlepool, near the junction with Serpentine Road, on Saturday at 18:45 BST.

Cleveland Police said he was being treated at James Cook University Hospital.

Two 24-year-old men have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, the force added.

They were later released on bail.

Detectives said they believe there were a lot of vehicles in the area at the time and appealed for anyone with dashcam, doorbell or CCTV footage to get in touch.

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