Dog walker killed in hit and run

A woman has died after being hit by a car in Prudhoe while out walking her dog. The driver did not stop or report the collision.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Man charged after dog walker killed in Northumberland

A man is due to appear in court charged with death by dangerous driving, after a woman was killed in Northumberland.

64-year-old Kathleen Heslop, from Prudhoe, died after she was hit by a car while walking her dog on the town's outskirts on Saturday night.

26-year-old David Paul Robinson of Woodhead Road in Prudhoe has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to report an accident and several other driving offences.

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Police appeal for witnesses to trace hit-and-run driver

Northumbria Police are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen a car which hit a pedestrian and her dog late last night in Prudhoe, killing both of them.

"We need the public's help to trace the vehicle involved and we are asking for anyone who witnessed the crash or who was in the area at the time and may have seen the vehicle just before or after the incident to contact us.

"We believe the collision would have caused significant damage to the front of the vehicle so we are also asking people to contact us if they are aware of a vehicle with fresh damage to the front."

– Superintendent Jim Napier, Northumbria Police

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Scene of fatal hit and run crash near Prudhoe

Police officers have carried out a fingertip search of the area around which a woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

The 64-year-old dog walker was thought to have been crossing the road near Prudhoe Hospital on Saturday evening when she was hit by a car, which did not stop. Her dog also died.

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The B3695 near Prudhoe Hospital, where the crash happened on Saturday evening Credit: ITV
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Police helicopters circle overhead as the investigation gets underway Credit: ITV

Dog walker killed by hit-and-run driver

A 64-year-old woman has died after being hit by a car while out walking her dog in Prudhoe, Northumberland. The vehicle left the scene without reporting it. Her dog also died.

It happened on the B6395, near Prudhoe Hospital, at 10:25pm on Saturday. Police have set up an incident room to trace the car involved.

Scene of crash in Prudhoe
Police are trying to trace the vehicle involved in the crash in Prudhoe Credit: ITV