Belk Street Hartlepool. Credit: Police Hour

A man has been stabbed this afternoon in Hartlepool. Police Officers were called to reports of a stabbing on Raby Road this afternoon.

Police initially closed Raby Road in Hartlepool and then Belk Street just off Raby Road.

Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “We received a call about an incident at 2.55pm and following a search of the area a 25-year-old man was located and had suffered a stab wound.

“He was taken to Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital for treatment to his injury.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on 101.