A man has died after being hit by two cars as he walked along a Northumberland carriageway.

The victim was struck by a white Vauxhall on Foremans Row in Seaton Delaval at six o’clock on Monday morning. He was then hit again by a red Mazda travelling in the opposite direction. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Vauxhall got out of his car after the accident.

A man, who had been walking with the victim then got into the car and drove off.

After a police pursuit, the driver crashed the Vauxhall into a wall on First Avenue in Blyth. The 26-year-old fled on foot and was later arrested by police on suspicion of theft.

Inspector Ian Cutty, from Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said:

This has been an incredibly awful collision where a man has sadly lost his life.

Inspector Ian Cutty