An 18-year-old has been arrested after a worker died at a construction site.

Cleveland Police received a report of an incident at Hunters Rest Farm, off Urlay Nook Road in Eaglescliffe around 10am on Monday.

A man, believed to be aged in his 50s and who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Details of how the man died have not been released although it is understood the worker was struck by a vehicle.

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A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: "A man has sadly died after an alleged incident at a building site on Urlay Nook Road, Eaglescliffe, yesterday morning.

"Police received a report of an incident around 10am on Monday 10th October, and a man believed to be aged in his fifties was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"The man’s family has been informed and our thoughts remain with them at this extremely difficult time.

"An 18-year-old man from the Hartlepool area has been arrested in connection with the incident and he has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

A spokesperson from the North East Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics did not attent the incident on Monday morning.

A spokesperson from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) said: “HSE are aware of this incident and continue to assist Cleveland Police with their enquiries.”

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