Dog walker killed in hit and run

A woman has died after being hit by a car in Prudhoe while out walking her dog. The driver did not stop or report the collision.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Scene of fatal hit and run crash near Prudhoe

Police officers have carried out a fingertip search of the area around which a woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver.

The 64-year-old dog walker was thought to have been crossing the road near Prudhoe Hospital on Saturday evening when she was hit by a car, which did not stop. Her dog also died.

The B3695 near Prudhoe Hospital, where the crash happened on Saturday evening Credit: ITV
Police helicopters circle overhead as the investigation gets underway Credit: ITV

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