Police say they received reports of a man being hit by a car in that area of the city in the early hours of the morning. The man hasn't yet been identified and a post mortem examination is due to take place today.
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One of the world's biggest ever birthday parties is being held in the North East this weekend.
The National Trust invites everyone to celebrate the great British coast with their Big Beach Picnic, with three events in the North East.