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Man charged over death of Ryan Charlton

A man has been charged over the death of Ryan Charlton, who was involved in a fatal road collision near the Angel of the North on April 19th.

Ryan was described as a 'funny, happy boy' by his family

Ryan was 23 and from the Low Fell area of Gateshead. He was known as "Curly" to his friends.

Mohammed Abdul-Wahid, 31, of Cambridge Road, Middlesbrough, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at an accident. He is due to appear at Gateshead Magistrates' Court on October 29th.


Gateshead Council did not approve Angel bread advert

One of two images released by the supermarket Credit: Imagewise

Gateshead Council did not approve a light projection onto the Angel of the North, which a supermarket said took place on Friday night.

Morrisons said the image of a baguette and the words "I'm cheaper" appeared on the artwork.

A spokesperson said it was not approached and did not give permission for the advert, and does not approve any lighting of the structure, even floodlights. A Gateshead Council spokesman said:

"The Angel has become a much-loved and iconic symbol of Gateshead and the wider North East.

"Many goods and services have and want to be profiled alongside it, and there is a filming process in place to work with organisations to do this, although this does not include lighting the Angel in any way.

"It is disappointing this process does not appear to have been followed."

Was the Angel of the North bread advert real?

A member of the public has been in touch with ITV News Tyne Tees to say he saw a supermarket advert, which was reportedly projected onto the Angel of the North in Gateshead on Friday evening, amid speculation that the image released by the supermarket could have been faked.

Ian Tate took the photograph below (on a time-lapse). The supermarket, Morrisons, has also insisted the projection did happen, and the images are genuine.

The image taken by a member of the public, over 30 minutes. Credit: Ian Tate

Council says Angel of the North advert "impossible"

Gateshead Council has said the supermarket advert reportedly projected onto the Angel of the North was "impossible", because the light projection would be logistically very difficult and no one appears to have seen it.

However, the supermarket involved, Morrisons, said it did go ahead, on Friday evening, and the photo they have released, below, is a genuine image.

Gateshead Council cast doubt on the authenticity of a photo released by a supermarket Credit: Imagewise

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