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Man arrested after ‘targeted attack’ on woman in Hartlepool

Social media posts show a forensics tent set up on open ground on the town’s Oxford Road as investigations continue.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a woman who died after suffering significant injuries in an incident in Hartlepool.

Cleveland Police launched a murder inquiry after the “targeted attack” on an adult woman on Friday evening.

A force spokesman said the incident happened on Oxford Road.

He said: “A 30-year-old man has now been arrested in Hartlepool on suspicion of murder in connection
with an incident on Oxford Road in Hartlepool yesterday evening.”

Earlier, the force said: “Detectives have now declared a murder investigation after a woman suffered significant injuries and died in Hartlepool.

“The incident happened on Oxford Road just after 9pm on Friday August 3.

“The victim, an adult female, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“Inquiries carried out so far have led detectives to believe that this was a targeted attack.”

Social media posts show a forensics tent set up on open ground on the street as investigations continue.

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