Hartlepool Street closed after man found lying in the road. 

Police are have launched an investigation following an incident in which a man was found lying unconscious in the road. 

He was rushed James Cook University Hospital aftrr he was discovered in Eaglesfield Road in the Owton Manor area of Hartlepool at 1am on Sunday morning. 

The area was taped off into monday morning while scenes of crime officers carry out a forensic investigation.