Police officer hurt in collision with bus

Collision between police vehicle and bus on Redheugh Bridge. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A police officer has been taken to hospital after a police vehicle and a bus collided on the soutbound carriage of the Redheugh bridge on Tyneside this afternoon (March 27).

The officer's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Some passengers on the bus had minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Both the northbound and southbound carriageways were shut, with diversions in place over the Tyne Bridge.