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Pedestrian who died after being hit by car named by police


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A pedestrian who died after a collision in Northumberland has been named by police.

Anthony James Houghton, who lived in Blyth, died after reportedly being hit by a car on the A189 southbound between Bedlington Station and Bebside at around 8pm on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to the incident but the 33-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Following the collision, officers arrested a 30-year-old woman on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, who has since been released under investigation.

Enquiries into the collision are ongoing with officers appealing for any witnesses, especially those with dashcam footage, to come forward.

Sergeant Ray Lowery, from the police's motor patrols department, said: “Our officers are supporting Anthony’s family at this difficult time and we ask their privacy is respected.

View the full article at The Chronicle

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