POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was allegedly stabbed in Hartlepool.

An 18-year-old man was left with serious injuries to his face and head after he was allegedly stabbed in Raby Gardens between 10.50am and 11am on Monday (August 16).

The victim is alleged to have been chased in a vehicle along Chatham Gardens and then on foot to Raby Gardens, where the alleged attack took place.

The victim required hospital treatment for his injuries, which were not life threatening.

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A 28-year-old man has been remanded in prison after he appeared at court charged with GBH (Grevious Bodily Harm) with intent and possession of a knife in a public place.

Another two men, aged 28 and 35, have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been bailed with conditions.

Anyone who may have witnessed the alleged incident or anyone who may have CCTV or dash cam footage which could assist the investigation, is asked to contact Hartlepool CID on 101, quoting incident number 137396.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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