Dog walker killed at Middlesbrough bus station

A dog walker has been run over and killed at Middlesbrough bus station.

The man, who was in his 30s, was struck by an Arriva North East bus on Monday evening.

He died later from his injuries, a spokesman for North East Ambulance Service said. The dog was unhurt.

The bus has been taken out of service pending a detailed inspection by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), Arriva said. Cleveland Police are keen for witnesses to come forward.

'Thoughts and condolences'

Iain McInroy, area managing director for Arriva North East, said: "I can confirm that one of our buses, operating on service X66, was involved in an incident last night at Middlesbrough bus station.

"We are assisting the police and VOSA with their investigations so they can be completed as soon as possible.

"CCTV footage is currently being reviewed to provide further information on the incident.

"Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of this young man."

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