Tyne & Wear

Woman dies in Newcastle van crash

A woman has died after being struck by a van in Newcastle city centre.

The 41-year-old pedestrian was struck by the van at about 00:20 BST near the Discovery Museum at Blandford Square.

Northumbria Police said she was taken to hospital but died of her injuries.

She was wearing a bright pink top, trousers and shoes and officers are keen to speak to anyone who spoke to her before the crash.

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