Tyne & Wear

Man hit by bus after leaving Northumbria police custody

A man has been hit by a bus and seriously injured after being released from custody, sparking an investigation by the police watchdog.

He is in a critical condition following the accident in Hadston, Northumberland at 06:06 GMT, police said.

The man, 38, was arrested on Wednesday afternoon.

The Northumbria force has referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, because of the man's contact with police.

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