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Northumbria Police confirms the death of Jesmond hit-and-run victim

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Northumbria Police has arrested a man and retrieved a vehicle on suspicion from the hit and run incident in Jesmond Road on 23 November. 

Northumbria Police has confirmed that the 79-year-old male involved in the hit-and-run incident on 23 November by Jesmond Road has died.

Emergency services arrived at 7.20pm on Saturday, and has pronounced the 75-year-old woman dead. The 75-year-old male pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but has now died. Their families are being given support from specialist officers momentarily. 

Northumbria Police has arrested two male pedestrians and retrieved a vehicle on suspicion from the hit and run incident in Jesmond Road on 23 November. 

The officers have arrested a 22-year-old male and is now released after investigation. A male, aged 24 was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. He is still in police custody.

The police station received a report after 7.20pm on Saturday of a collision between a dark coloured car and two pedestrians near the Punch Bowl. 

The road was closed for a few hours in the evening, after the incident. 

It was such a devastating and heart-breaking scene. My thoughts are with the man and both their families.

Natalie Connelly, a witness of the aftermath

Natalie Connelly, a witness of the aftermath said: “I jumped out of the car and saw one man giving the lady CPR, I saw that maybe the man needed it too. Once I went to ask if they needed help, the man was breathing but unfortunately the lady had passed. 

It was such a devastating and heart-breaking scene. My thoughts are with the man and both their families.”

This is a truly upsetting case which has resulted in the tragic death of two people.

Sergeant Matt Sykes, Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols

In conversation with The Chronicle, Matt Sykes, a Sergeant for Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols unit thanks the public for their quick response to the appeal. He said: “I want to thank all the witnesses who came forward and helped share the appeal, it helped us gather a wealth of information. 

This is a truly upsetting case which has resulted in the tragic death of two people and my thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this time.”

The police are still appealing for information about the accident from witnesses or drivers with any dashcam footage who may have passed the area at the time. 

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact 101, with the quote reference 883 23/11/19, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Northumbria Police has arrested a man and retrieved a vehicle on suspicion from the hit and run incident in Jesmond Road on 23 November. 

The police station received a report after 7.20pm on Saturday of a collision between a dark coloured car and two pedestrians near the Punch Bowl. 

Emergency services arrived at 7.20pm and pronounced the 75-year-old woman dead. The 75-year-old male pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Their family is given support from specialist officers momentarily. 

The road was closed for a few hours in the evening after the incident. 

It was such a devastating and heart-breaking scene. My thoughts are with the man and both their families

Natalie Connelly, a witness of the aftermath

Natalie Connelly, a witness of the aftermath said: “I jumped out of the car and saw one man giving the lady CPR, I saw that maybe the man needed it too. Once I went to ask if they needed help, the man was breathing but unfortunately the lady had passed. 

“It was such a devastating and heart-breaking scene. My thoughts are with the man and both their families.”

The officers have arrested a 22-year-old male who is still in police custody. 

This was a tragic incident which has taken the life of one woman and left a man seriously injured.

Sergeant Matt Sykes, Northumbria Police Motor Patrol Unit

Sergeant Matt Sykes from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols unit thanks the public for their quick response to the appeal. He said: “I want to thank all the witnesses who have come forward and helped with our enquiries and thank everyone who helped share the appeal.

“This was a tragic incident which has taken the life of one woman and left a man seriously injured. Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this time.”

The police are still appealing for information about the accident from witnesses or drivers with any dashcam footage who may have passed the area at the time. 

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to contact 101, with the quote reference 883 23/11/19, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Last modified: 28th November 2019

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