Tyne & Wear

South Shields suspected hit-and-run: Man, 20, dies at scene

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Image caption The man died at the scene

A man died after being struck in a suspected hit-and-run crash in South Tyneside.

Police said the 20-year-old victim was hit by a silver Vauxhall Vectra at 04:30 BST as he crossed Anderson Street, in South Shields.

He died at the scene. The accident happened near the junction with Beach Road, police said.

Northumbria Police said a 20-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He remains in police custody.

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