Tyne & Wear

Hebburn pedestrian killed in car crash identified

Lakeside pub Image copyright Google
Image caption A 39-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released on bail

A pedestrian who was killed in a collision in South Tyneside has been identified by police as 56-year-old Gavin Bolam.

Mr Bolam, of Hartleyburn Avenue, Hebburn, died after being hit by a car in Victoria Road West on Saturday.

The driver is thought to have been in a Silver Mercedes C-Class, which had left the Lakeside pub at about 12:08 BST.

A 39-year-old local man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released on bail.

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