Tyne & Wear

Gateshead pedestrian killed by car named

A pedestrian who was killed when he was hit by a car on Tyneside has been named.

John Cranston, of Sunningdale Close, Felling, was struck by a Volvo on Albion Road in the Windy Nook area of Gateshead just after midnight on Monday.

The 49-year-old was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Northumbria Police has appealed to anyone with information about the incident to contact the force.

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