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Pictures show scene of fatal crash involving trike

A man has died and a woman is critically ill after a motorised trike crashed into a sea wall in Cullercoats, on the North Tyneside coast.

These pictures, which are exclusive to ITV News, show the scene shortly after the three-wheeled vehicle came off the road and hit a wall on Windsor Avenue, at about 11pm on Tuesday evening.

The rider, 60, was taken to hospital but died, while his passenger, 36, is critically ill
The motorised trike was in bad shape after it hit the sea wall at Cullercoats

Man dies after trike crash in North Tyneside

A man has died and a woman remains in a critical condition after a trike crash in North Tyneside.

It happened at 10.43pm last night (Tuesday 24 June) at Windsor Crescent, close to the junction with Windsor Avenue in Cullercoats, when the three-wheeled vehicle collided with a wall.

A 60-year-old man, who was riding the RF1 Motor Trike, was taken to North Tyneside General Hospital where he later died.

The rear passenger, a woman aged 36, was taken to the RVI in Newcastle where she remains in a critical condition.

The road was closed for four hours to allow for vehicle recovery and collision investigation.

Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

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Son stabbed father and grandmother 30 times

A 25-year-old man has admitted cutting his father's and grandmother's throats because he feared they were plotting to kill him.

Glen Patterson believed his father and grandmother were plotting to kill him

Glen Patterson stabbed each more than 30 times with a number of knives and even a nail file.

He had begun attacking his grandmother Clara, 82, as she sat in front of the fire and then turned on his father Ray, 61, as he stepped in to help her.

He then ran out into the street in his bloodsoaked clothing and was run over by a car and nearly hit by a lorry. Police were called and when they arrived, he told them: "I've killed two people."

At Newcastle Crown Court, Glen Patterson admitted two counts of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

Mrs Justice Andrews told him: "Those were the two people who loved you mostin the world."

The court heard he is suffering a severe mental illness and being detained at Broadmoor high-security hospital. He was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.

The judge said: "They will be able to treat you until you get well."You will only be released once the responsible authorities are satisfied you no longer present a danger to the public."

Man admits manslaughter of father and grandmother

A 25-year-old man has pleaded guilty to killing his father and grandmother in a brutal attack.

Glen Patterson admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility. He killed his father Ray, 61, and grandmother Clara, 82, at their home in Benton on North Tyneside in February. He will be sent to a secure hospital.

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Man found with multiple stab wounds in North Tyneside

A man was found with multiple stab wounds in North Tyneside earlier today.

Police were called to Lamb Terrace in West Allotment at around 5.20am this morning (Sunday 15 June). Officers found a 30-year-old man with injuries to his leg, arm and groin. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to commit GBH. A 30-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.

Witnesses can contact Northumbria Police by calling 101.

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