Tyne & Wear

Man charged over Newcastle bus death of Marlene Blakey

Marlene Blakey
Image caption Marlene Blakey died in hospital

A man has been charged with causing the death of a woman who was hit by a bus in Newcastle last year.

Marlene Blakey, 68, from the Throckley area of the city, died in hospital after she was struck by a Stagecoach bus on Westgate Road on 4 December.

Northumbria Police said 53-year-old Robert Faichen had been charged with causing death by careless driving.

Mr Faichen, from Blakelaw, Newcastle, is due to appear before magistrates in the city on 3 May.

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