Tyne & Wear

Woman killed in Newcastle bus crash was Marlene Blakey

Marlene Blakey
Image caption Marlene Blakey died in hospital

A 68-year-old woman who died after she was hit by a bus in Newcastle has been named.

Marlene Blakey, from the Throckley area of the city, died in hospital after she was struck by a Stagecoach bus on Westgate Road on Sunday.

Northumbria Police said a 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He was later bailed.

Police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

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