CCTV images of a man who stole a charity box at a North East hospital have been shared by police in an attempt to try and identify him. 

Cleveland Police are investigating the theft, which happened on Friday, September 22 at the University Hospital of Hartlepool. 

The Northern Echo: The CCTV footage of the manThe CCTV footage of the man (Image: CLEVELAND POLICE)

In the images, the man in question can be seen walking through the door of the hospital before he steals the charity box from the hospital. 

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Officers from the police force are now asking for help from members of the public who may know the man's identity. 

If you recognise the man from the images, contact 101 immediately.