A 30-YEAR-OLD man has been stabbed in the early hours of the morning.

At around 2.30am on Tuesday, June 25, police were called to reports of a man with a stab wound on Raby Road, Hartlepool. 

The man was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, where he is believed to be in serious condition. 

Police said a cordon remains in place on York Road towards the junction of Raby Road, which is expected to remain in place throughout the day.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: "Officers are investigating the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact Hartlepool CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 106345."