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Police appeal after Sunderland man, 56, goes missing

An appeal has been launched after a Sunderland man has gone missing.

David Whitfield, 56, was last seen at his home address in Sunderland on November 29, and is believed to be in the North Yorkshire area.

David Whitfield from Sunderland has gone missing Credit: Northumbria Police

He has been described as being:

  • 6ft tall;
  • of medium build;
  • with short black hair;
  • a tanned complexion;
  • wearing a checked shirt, blue jeans and brown shoes

It is believed he may have left in a burgundy Ford Galaxy.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting M0083/22/16.

Lane closed on A1(M) following accident involving two cars

One lane is closed and there is queueing traffic on the A1(M) Southbound between Junction 63 A167 / A183 (Chester-le-Street) and Junxtion 62 A690 (Carrville), due to an accident involving two vehicles.

The outside lane is closed, and it is expected that the carriageway will be completely closed.

Woman dies after being hit by a car in Middlesbrough

A woman has died after being hit by a car in Middlesbrough.

A woman has been pronounced dead after being hit by a car Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

The 84-year-old was hit by a vehicle in Coulby Newham on December 7 and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle did not stop, leaving the woman injured in the car park area of the Parkway Shopping Centre, opposite KFC. The vehicle is believed to be a dark coloured saloon car and it may have made off in the direction of the Lingfield Farm Pub on Coulby Farm Way.

Although she received treatment from paramedics, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman injured in the car park area of the Parkway Shopping Centre, opposite KFC Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

“We are dealing with a serious incident, as a result of which a woman has sadly died. I would strongly urge the driver of the vehicle that made off from the scene to come forward and speak to us."

– Acting Detective Inspector Matt Hollingsworth

Police are appealing for anyone with information regarding the vehicle or the driver, or who may have witnessed the incident to contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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