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Kathleen Heslop crash death: Arrested woman released

Kathleen Heslop
Kathleen Heslop was killed at about 22:25 BST on Saturday

A 28-year-old woman arrested after a pedestrian and her dog died in a suspected hit-and-run crash has been released with no further action.

Kathleen Heslop, 65, was killed as she crossed the B6395 Stonyflat Bank in Prudhoe, Northumberland, on Saturday.

A 26-year-old man is still in custody being questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The woman, arrested on suspicion of the same offence, has now been released, Northumbria Police confirmed.

Officers said a driver failed to stop at the scene of the crash. Ms Heslop's dog Trudy was also killed.

Police said a dark-coloured Saab car had been recovered.

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