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Hartlepool: Police appeal after death of Henry Rafferty following incident near Ward Jackson Park

Cleveland Police are appealing for information following the tragic death of Henry Rafferty near Ward Jackson Park in Hartlepool.

Emergency services descended to the incident following reports of a road traffic incident near to a residential address.

Cleveland Police Road Policing unit are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the very tragic death of Henry.

Police have tonight (Saturday 27th August 2022) confirmed the man has been identified as 22-year-old Henry Rafferty from the Hartlepool area.

Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene of the tragic incident on Elwick Road around 11:58pm last night, Friday 26th August.

Henry’s family have been informed and our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time. They are being supported by a specially trained Family Liaison Officer.

Credit Hartlepool News & Alert.

Police are investigating the circumstances of what happened to Henry and are appealing to anyone who may have seen him in the hours before his death, particularly anyone who may have seen him in the area between the Park Inn on Park Road and the junction of Elwick Road and Park Avenue between 10pm and 11:30pm.

Henry is described as white, around 6ft 4 inches tall, of slim build with short fair hair. Henry was wearing a black North Face fleece, dark blue tracksuit bottoms and black and blue Nike trainers.

Anyone with information or who may have seen Henry or anyone matching this description and anyone with CCTV along this route or dash cam footage, if they were travelling in the area, is asked to contact Sergeant Stephen Clyburn on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 152506.

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The thoughts of the team at Police Hour are with the family and friends of Henry.

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