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Darlington bus crash victim Eileen Brennan 'dearly missed'

Eileen Brennan Image copyright Durham Police
Image caption Eileen Brennan was struck when the bus veered off the road

The family of a pensioner who died when a bus crashed on a busy high street say she will be "dearly missed".

Pedestrian Eileen Brennan was killed when the vehicle hit a branch of Halifax bank in Darlington's Northgate on Thursday.

The 82-year-old has been described as a "beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother".

The bus driver, a 52-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed.

Veering off the road, the vehicle hit a pillar near the bank's entrance at about 11:00 BST, Durham Police said.

The cause is being investigated.

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Image caption Bus company Arriva said it was co-operating fully with the police investigation