The family of a man from North Tyneside who was killed after being hit by a car have paid tribute to a 'kind, loyal and hardworking man'.
Colin Bird, 60, of Wallsend, was struck by a car on the Coast Road at 11.40pm, on March 28.
Mr Bird and his wife Maureen celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in February. He has four children and four grandchildren. He served in the army for 22-years.
Police are appealing for witnesses who saw a silver Audi travelling eastbound on the A1058 Coast Road from Newcastle and taking the Battle Hill exit.
A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the collision and has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.