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9-year-old in critical condition after incident in Hartlepool

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A nine-year-old boy is in a critical condition after being hit by a grey Range Rover. 

Off-duty probationer Police Officers rushed to the scene to help him and administered emergency first aid at the road site until Paramedics arrived. 

The boy was flown to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. 

The boy is suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident and his condition is described as critical.

His family are keeping a bedside vigil at the hospital. 

The North East Air Ambulance landed at the scene and both Marina Way was closed in both directions.

A police spokesman said: “At 5.45pm police received a report of a nine-year-old boy who was in collision with a grey Range Rover on Marina Way in Hartlepool.

 “Off-duty probationer police officers were on the scene and administered emergency first aid prior to the attendance of ambulance staff.

 “The boy was taken by air-ambulance to James Cook University Hospital with life-threatening injuries and his condition is described as critical.

 “The boy’s family are in attendance at the hospital. “Police believe the boy was with several other young boys and girls at time and are appealing for all who may have been with him or anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police on 101.”

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A19 closed northbound near hartlepool drivers advised to find another route

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Police were called to reports of a traffic incident involving one vehicle on the northbound side of the A19 near Hartlepool at about 2:40pm today (Thursday).

The northbound carriageway has been closed at the A179 junction to allow access for the Great North Air Ambulance.

The male driver has been taken to Hartlepool General Hospital with serious injuries.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find an alternative route.

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North East hit by a blanket of snow many major routes covered

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Motorists are bring urged to take extra care across the North East as many major routes have been covered.

Heavy snow fall and strong winds have left the A1, A19, A66 & A1M covered in snow.

While many major routes in towns and cities have also been covered leaving many roads difficult to navigate.

Gritting across many areas has failed as the snow has created air pockets allowing the snow to rest on top.

Snow began falling at 11pm last night and is expected to continue until 9am this morning.

A number of schools, colleges and Universities are expected to announce they could be closed for the day. Make sure you check ahead before traveling.

Tweet your snow pictures @PoliceHour or add them to the comments section on Police Hour Facebook page.

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Missing Guardsman with the Scots Guards based at the Wellington Barracks

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Police are urgently searching for a missing Guardsman who is missing from his central London barracks.

Dean Rudman was last seen at around 21:40hrs on Tuesday, 9 January, leaving the All Bar One pub in Waterloo. He is believed to have travelled to Guildford by train.

He is a Guardsman with the Scots Guards, normally based at Wellington Barracks in Westminster. He is believed to have links to Canterbury and Durham.

Dean is from the North East and has many friends in Newcastle and Middlesbrough.

He is described as white of slim build with dark hair, and a moustache. When last seen, he was wearing dark trousers and a dark jacket.

Dean’s family, friends and colleagues are very concerned by his disappearance, which is described as out of character.

He may be in the company of a female, described as white of slim build with long highlighted hair.

If anyone has any information as to Dean’s whereabouts, they are asked to call Westminster police on 07500 766462 or contact the charity Missing People via https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/

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