A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a car in South Shields.
The 22 year old was hit on Westoe Road at just before 4am this morning. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with a head injury and is in a serious but stable condition.
The driver of the silver estate car failed to stop. Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them.
More top news
A man has been left with head and arm injuries after being hit by a horse box in Whitby.
More than 650 teenagers will graduate as junior soldiers from Harrogate's Army Foundation College today.
Sir Len Fenwick has been sacked from his role as Chief Executive of The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.