Hartlepool man arrested after woman's body found

Murder scene The 50-year-old woman's body was found in the early hours

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in the early hours on Teesside.

Police were called to an address in Eddleston Walk, Hartlepool, shortly after 01:00 BST where they found the 50-year-old woman.

She died at the scene. A 49-year-old man was arrested and is in custody, Cleveland Police said.

A post-mortem examination to establish the woman's cause of death will take place later.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tees



9 °C 0 °C

BBC Local Live

    12:13: Amber warning over snow

    The Met Office has issued an amber warning for snow in the North East from 17:00 to 11:00 tomorrow.

    Northumbria Police is reminding people to take precautions against the expected bad weather.

    12:00: News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 12:00 include:

    11:45: Gillespie thrilled by double signing

    Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie says the club are delighted to have landed Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell.

    He said: "I spoke to Glenn a little while ago and just enquired as to whether he would be interested in representing Yorkshire and outlined how well he could fit into the dressing room, and the role we wanted him to play.

    "Aaron is a great leader, he has a lot of leadership and captaincy experience and having a player like that in the dressing room gives the younger players the opportunity to learn off him."

    Records of Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell
    11:34: North music and comedy highlights

    The North of England will be the host of some of the cultural highlights of this year, a BBC chief says.

    Director of England Peter Salmon says he is proud the region is leading the way after he announced BBC Radio 6 Music was decanting to Tyneside for its annual festival. Headliners will include Maximo Park.

    Maximo Park's Paul Smith

    Mr Salmon also said new North East talent such as Elliot Kerrigan will be getting their breaks this spring with Boy Meets Girl, BBC Two's newest sitcom series, written and created by Elliot, being shot on location in Newcastle.

    Other highlights include BBC Radio 4's Home Front series, a World War One drama set in Tynemouth and North Shields.

    11:23: 1970s office block gets listed status

    More than a dozen post-World War Two office buildings have been given Grade II listed status.

    The move to give legal protection to 14 "remarkable" office blocks in English towns and cities comes after a project by heritage body English Heritage to assess commercial buildings dating from 1964 to 1984.

    MEA House, Newcastle

    The list includes MEA House, in Newcastle, which was built to house voluntary organisations in the early 1970s. Ahead of its time, it doesn't have columns - instead building slabs are suspended from deep beams.

    11:12: Boro cup match date revealed

    Middlesbrough's FA Cup clash against Arsenal will be on Sunday 15 February at 16:00, with the match shown live on BT Sport 1.

    Boro beat Man City 2-0 in the last round with goals from Patrick Bamford and substitute Kike.

    11:00: News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 11:00 include:

    10:53: Shock over barman's death Hartlepool Mail
    10:45: Yorkshire sign Australian pair

    Yorkshire have signed Australia internationals Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell for the 2015 county season.

    Batsman Finch, 28, spent part of last season with the White Rose county and will return after his Indian Premier League commitments end in May.

    Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell

    Finch will be available for all formats of the game, but all-rounder Maxwell, 26, who also has an IPL contract, will only feature in the T20 Blast.

    Both players are in Australia's World Cup squad for next month's tournament.

    10:34: Firearm arrest after city bomb scare

    Police have got back to us over a man and woman arrested in connection with a bomb scare in Newcastle.

    Northumbria Police has now confirmed that a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and a woman in her 30s is being held on suspicion of handling stolen goods. Both suspects are still in custody.

    Ouston Street

    It comes after residents in Ouston Street were evacuated from their homes just after 17:30 yesterday and explosives experts were called, but police say they found nothing suspicious.

    10:24: 'Parents deserve better' Luke Walton Political Reporter

    The Chief Inspector of Schools says two heavily-criticised Durham schools were doing badly and that parents "deserve better".

    Sir Michael Wilshaw is facing questions from MPs over scathing reports into Sunderland's Grindon Hall Christian School and Durham Free School, which were both rated inadequate following inspections in November.

    In evidence to the Commons Education Committee, he denied allegations that inspectors asked inappropriate questions of pupils, calling those claims false.

    10:11: Arrests as package sparks 'bomb scare' Julie Cush BBC News

    A man and a woman have been arrested after a suspicious package in Newcastle sparked a bomb scare.

    Residents in Ouston Street were evacuated from their homes just after 17:30 yesterday and explosives experts were called, but police say they found nothing suspicious.

    A cordon was put in place but residents were later allowed back home. We have asked police what alleged offence the 31-year-old man and the woman in her 30s were arrested over, and we're waiting for them to get back to us.

    10:00: News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 10:00 include:

    09:56: Three-car crash sparks 'gridlock'

    A three-vehicle smash in Derwent Road in Gateshead is causing traffic chaos in the town.

    Motorists are reporting waiting in jams for up to 20 minutes in Gateshead town centre.

    Get the latest travel news for Tyne and Wear and Teesside.

    09:47: Via Twitter Stephanie McGovern BBC presenter & School Report mentor

    tweets: Morning from the Port of Tyne - where today I'm talking about exports. #economy

    09:36: Bridge shut to lorries amid disruption

    The Redheugh Bridge in Newcastle has been shut to high-sided vehicles because of high winds

    Traffic is also making slow progress between the Alexandra Road in Sunderland on the A183.

    Get the latest travel news for Tyne and Wear and Teesside.

    09:24: Cap on spiralling elderly care fees

    From April 2016, the amount you pay for care if you are over 65 is being capped at £72,000.

    To be eligible, you first need to be assessed by your council as having very high need. Care provided in your home or in a residential home counts towards the cap, but only at the rate set by the council.

    With the spiralling ageing population, councils are under increasing pressure. For example Newcastle Council pays £604.57 per week on each person in care and £180.56 a week to look after people in their own homes.

    Enter your postcode and find out how you local council pays for care of the elderly.

    09:11: Council spending on elderly care falls

    There has been a 22% fall in the last decade in the amount of money North East councils spent on providing social care for people aged 65 and over, new figures show.

    The data comes from the Health and Social Care Information Centre, and analysis by the BBC shows the impact over 10 years of funding being squeezed whilst the numbers of elderly people has increased.

    In our region, spending per head in 2003-04 was £1,374, but that had fallen to £1,076 by 2013-14 - a drop of £298 or 22%. The BBC has launched an online guide to the care system for the over-65s.

    Elderly care photo
    08:59: News on the hour

    The top local headlines at 09:00 include:

    08:52: Give us your feedback

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? It's written by reporters across the North East and brings you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. We'd like your feedback about this service.

    08:41: Free school 'haven for crap teachers'

    North West Durham Labour MP Pat Glass says she has been told a free school had become "a haven for every crap teacher in the North East".

    A critical Ofsted report found leadership, teaching, pupil behaviour and achievement at Durham Free School were "inadequate" and said the school should be put in special measures.

    Speaking in Parliament during a short debate, Education Select Committee member Ms Glass said: "There are many good teachers at that school ... but as a former senior education officer in the North East, I was aware that there were very high levels of teachers working at the Durham Free School that I knew had already been through competency procedures with other local authorities.

    "A head teacher in the region told me that the school had become a haven for every crap teacher in the North East. I'm sorry if that's unparliamentary language but that was what he said to me."

    08:30: Work 'set to start on Vaux site' Sunderland Echo
    08:13: Heavy rain making way for snow Kay Crewdson Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Outbreaks of heavy rain will turn to snow over hills. It will brighten up with sunny spells developing but turning much colder with blustery winds and scattered snow showers - between 3cm to 5cm (1in to 2in) are expected to fall across the North of England.

    Kay Crewdson

    Gusty winds will lead to drifting and temporary blizzards over high ground, while icy surfaces and lightning pose additional risks in some areas. Check the forecast where you are.

    08:07: Problems on the A19

    There's very slow traffic running at 10mph on the A19 southbound between the A689 junction in Wolviston and Portrack Interchange in Stockton.

    And in Sunderland, and A19 is partially blocked northbound at Testo's Roundabout because of a broken down lorry. So problems in both directions.

    Get the latest travel news for Tyne and Wear and Teesside.

    08:00: Good morning Julie Cush BBC News

    Welcome to BBC Local Live. I'll be bringing you news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the North East.

    If you'd like us to feature your comments or pictures, send them to us by email, tweet us @BBCNewsNE or join our Facebook page.



Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.