Tyne & Wear

Attempted murder arrest after Newcastle crash

A Google view of the underpass Image copyright Google
Image caption Police were called to reports of a car crashing into a concrete post on Newcastle's central motorway at the Jesmond exit

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car crash in Newcastle.

A woman, 50, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries when a car she was a passenger in struck a concrete post in the central motorway underpass at around 22:45 GMT on Monday.

Northumbria Police believe she was assaulted before the crash.

A man, 44, who was driving the car, has been arrested and is in police custody.

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