Tyne & Wear

Mark Flynn death: Man to face dangerous driving charge

Mark Flynn with his dog Scamp
Image caption Mark Flynn's dog Scamp also died in the crash

A driver has been charged over a Tyneside car crash which killed a man and his pet dog.

Mark Flynn, 38, from Blyth, died when the VW Golf he was in hit a safety barrier on the Coast Road in North Shields in November.

His pet dog, called Scamp, was also killed in the crash.

The driver of a second car, Daniel Thompson, 24, has been charged with dangerous driving and is due before North Tyneside magistrates next month.

Mr Thompson, of Killingworth Avenue, Backworth, is also charged with failing to stop after an accident and failing to report an accident.

A 30-year-old man who was arrested in November, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, was released with no further action in April.

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