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Hartlepool migrant hostel double stabbing


A double stabbing in Hartlepool took place at a hostel for migrants before spilling out on to the street, it was revealed this week.

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after the incident in Hartlepool just before 6am yesterday morning.

The attack began inside the migrant accommodation, where one person was knifed before the alleged killer left the hostel and stabbed a second man, a member of the public, to death in the street, according to the Telegraph.

The surviving victim remains in hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: 'Due to initial inquiries into the circumstances of the incident, Cleveland Police are working with Counter Terrorism Policing North East on the investigation.

'Counter Terrorism Policing has deployed its specialist capabilities to help establish what happened.

'It is not believed that there is any outstanding threat to the public and the local community connected to this incident.

'A cordon remains in place and a search is ongoing at a property in the area.

'The man who was assaulted was taken to hospital and remains there with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.'

Neighbours in Hartlepool said last night the stabbings arose from a fight between two groups of foreign nationals.

The incident began in the town's Tees Street, where a blue tent was erected at the scene of the fatal stabbing.