Woman injured by unattended police car in Newcastle

Accident scene The car was parked on a road next to the Arena

A woman was hurt when she was struck by an unattended police car which rolled down a hill in Newcastle.

Officers who were called to an incident inside the Arena and parked the marked vehicle at the side of the venue.

A few moments later it moved, hitting the 36-year-old. She suffered facial injuries and remains in hospital.

Northumbria Police said it was carrying out a full investigation into the incident, at about 19:45 GMT on Saturday, and appealed for witnesses.

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