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Police Launch Probe: Rift House School closed after major blaze

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Emergency services attended a major blaze at a primary school in Hartlepool, Police shut several roads in the area to allow firefighters to tackle the blaze.

It is believed the fire started in the nursery area of the building, Fire crews managed to stop the fire spreading to the main School.

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Credit – PoliceHour.co.uk – Incident Command Centre.

The school will be closed tomorrow for everyone except year six students, who are due to sit their Sats Tests this week.

Rift House School, Hartlepool

Credit: PoliceHour.co.uk – Fire Engine within the outside cordon.

Six Fire engines responded to the incident from all over the Teesside area including Middlesbrough and Thornaby.

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When crews arrived the building was well alight and the priority was to prevent the fire from spreading.

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Credit: PoliceHour.co.uk – Senior Officers from Cleveland Fire at Rift House School in Hartlepool

It is believed the fire started at 6pm on Sunday 7th May and remained at the scene for a number of hours. The Nursery has been completely destroyed.

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Credit: PoliceHour.co.uk – Remains of the nursery at Rift House Primary School.

local residents were being advised to keep their doors and windows closed, as thick smoke was billowing from the blaze.

Anyone who may have any information or witnessed anything leading up to the fire is requested to call Cleveland police on 101.

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Man aged 67 left with broken ankle and rib after Hartlepool Street Attack

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67 Year Old Man Assaulted on Murray Street in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for information after a 67-year-old man was assaulted on Murray Street (outside of the Chinese takeaway shop) in Hartlepool.

The incident occurred on Monday 13th August at around 5pm when the victim was approached by two males who punched and kicked him.

As a result of the assault the victim was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees where he was treated for a broken ankle and a broken rib.

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Tragic Girl aged nine died following North Yorkshire Rock Fall

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A girl aged nine has sadly died after suffering serious head injuries in a rock fall on a beach in North Yorkshire.

Emergency services responded to the horrific incident just after 4.45pm following reports a girl has been hurt.

Despite frantic efforts by emergency service workers she sadly died at the scene.

North Yorkshire Police have confirmed the sad news and have also said they are supporting the family at this difficult time.

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