Tyne & Wear

Bus driver arrested after pedestrian dies in Newcastle

The bus is recovered from the scene
Image caption The road around the scene was closed

The driver of a bus has been arrested after a woman died in Newcastle.

The 68-year-old pedestrian died in hospital shortly after being struck by a Stagecoach bus on the city's Westgate Road on Sunday afternoon.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said a 53-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later bailed.

No details have yet been released about the woman who died. Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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