Tyne & Wear

Man dies in Washington bicycle and bus crash

A man has died in a crash involving a cycle and a bus in Tyne and Wear.

The crash happened on a slip road of the A1231 at its junction with Spire Road in Washington at about 07:40 GMT.

The cyclist, Les Turnbull, 45, and of Sulgrave in Washington, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both slip roads at Barmston remain closed and diversions have been put in place. Northumbria Police has appealed for witnesses to the crash near to Peel Retail Park.

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