A man is fighting for his life after being attacked in what is believed to be an attempted murder.

Tankerville Street in Hartlepool is currently cordoned off while police carry out a detailed forensic investigation.

Police have arrested three men on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident which happened at 9.15am this morning Sunday 25th January.

The victim a local 33-year-old man has been taken to James Cook University Hospital and is fighting for his life.

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