Two arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in a “two car dispute”.

A man and woman over the age of 40 have been arrested after police were called to reports of an altercation between the occupants of two cars in County Durham last Friday.

Police cars at the crime scene
Police were called to an altercation last Friday

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in County Durham.

Police have been called to reports of an altercation involving the occupants of a black Vauxhall Mokka and a silver Hyundai Ioniq at a road junction in Hartlepool around 2.10pm last Friday.

A 59-year-old man was treated by paramedics but unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene. Teeside Live reports.

Since then, tributes have arrived for the man, flowers have been laid at the scene and the deceased has been referred to as “Mark”. However, the police have not yet announced a name

A man in his 40s and a woman in his 40s were both arrested on suspicion of murder. The man has been released on bail and the woman has been released as part of investigations pending investigation, Cleveland Police Department said.

A 59-year-old man was treated by paramedics but unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene


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Witnesses who saw the incident were shocked and a local business owner said it “started with a little bit of road anger basically”.

John Gibson, who owns Gibson’s Cut Price Furniture, which overlooks the intersection, said it all started when two vehicles collided.

He said he saw two men fighting and a couple of people, including one from the barber shop, tried to separate them.

He said the man, who later died, got into his car and drove away from the incident.

John said: “I think he must have been waiting there to pick someone up because apparently he drove back to the car park at the back.

“The next thing we knew, there were police everywhere and we heard the man had died. It’s really sad.

Another vendor, who asked not to be named, said she was unaware of the disruption until they were suddenly surrounded by police cars and an ambulance.

She said: “Suddenly there were only police cars everywhere. I didn’t know we had so many cops in Hartlepool. They were parked right across the street.

“We didn’t know what had happened until we went outside and everyone said unfortunately someone had died.”

In a statement, the force wrote: “Police received a report of an altercation in the York Road/Gainford Street area of ​​Hartlepool at around 2.10pm on Friday 27 May.

“Paramedics treated a 59-year-old man, but unfortunately he was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s family is being supported by specially trained officials and our thoughts remain with them at this very difficult time.”

A spokesman for the North East Ambulance Service told Teesside Live: “We received a 999 call at 2.15pm on Friday to get reports of a person feeling unwell on York Road in Hartlepool – the police were already there on site.

“We have dispatched a clinical team leader, an emergency medical technician and an ambulance crew and requested assistance from Great North Air Ambulance.”

Officers have issued an appeal for any witnesses or anyone who may have dashcam footage of the altercation to contact them on 101 and quote incident number 090023. Two arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in a "two car dispute".

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