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Hartlepool: Counter Terror Police leading investigation murder of man

Cleveland Police have today issued an update in relation to the incident in Hartlepool yesterday morning (Sunday, October 15) that resulted in the death of a man and a second man being hospitalised.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the incident, Counter Terrorism Policing North East have taken responsibility for leading the investigation with the support of Cleveland Police.

Extensive enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances and explore any potential motivation.

We are keeping an open mind as we investigate to establish the facts, as we would normally do in these types of circumstances.

Cleveland Police were called to a property on Wharton Street, Hartlepool at 05:17 on Sunday.

On arrival police found a man with non-threatening life injuries, he was taken to hospital where he remains.

A second man was found injured on nearby Tees Street. Sadly, he died at the scene. The police are supporting his family.

A 44 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempt murder and remains in custody. A Superintendent’s extension has been granted, giving a further 12 hours to question the suspect.

A cordon does remain in place at a property in Hartlepool.

Head of CTP North East Detective Chief Superintendent James Dunkerley said: “Although our enquiries are still at a very early stage, the circumstances surrounding this incident have resulted in Counter Terrorism Policing taking the lead for this investigation.

“From the enquiries undertaken so far, there is no evidence to suggest that there was any other person involved in the attack, and, at this time, we are not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of the man killed yesterday, and are thoughts are with the man who remains in hospital.”

Deputy Chief Constable Victoria Fuller from Cleveland Police added: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who lost his life yesterday.

“Though incidents of this nature are very rare, I understand the concern that yesterday’s events will have caused amongst our local community.

“We have local officers patrolling in the area to provide reassurance to our local communities.

“We continue to work closely with colleagues from Counter Terrorism Policing North East as the investigation progresses. We are also working with other partner agencies and key community representatives to reassure them and keep them informed.”

“I would like to offer my thanks to the attending officers who swiftly responded to this incident. A man has been arrested in connection with it and remains in custody.”

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