Police have named a man who died in a crash on the A69 in Northumberland yesterday (Saturday). 50 year old Colin Swan from Whickham was travelling west when his car overturned on the dual carriageway near Ovington.
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The operation took around three hours to complete, with the remains being disposed of by a specialist animal by-product company.