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Man convicted after stealing car that had hit a pedestrian

Foremans Row in Seaton Delaval, where Mr Deluen was hit by two cars Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Police have named a man who died after being hit by two cars as he walked along a Northumberland carriageway.

33-year-old Andrew Deluen, from Blyth, was hit by a white Vauxhall on Foremans Row in Seaton Delaval near the Keel Row Pub.

It happened at six o’clock in the morning on Monday 13 January.

Mr Deluen was then hit a second time by a red Mazda travelling in the opposite direction.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

33-year-old Andrew Deluen was pronounced dead a the scene. Credit: Cleveland Police

Northumbria Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the collisions.

Our thoughts go out to Andrew’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

We have family liaison officers in place who are supporting Andrew’s family and they have asked that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with their devastating loss. We are continuing to carry out enquiries to fully establish the events leading up to the collision and those that followed.”.

– Inspector Ian Cutty, Northumbria Police Motor Patrols department
Tributes have been left at the site of the two crashes. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Following the first collison, the driver of the white Vauxhall got out of the car to help Mr Deluen.

26-year-old Jake Dimmick, of Elm Trees in Blyth had been walking with Andrew Deluen before he was hit.

Dimmick, noticing the Vauxhall was left unattended, got into the car and took off from the scene.

Officers in the area pursued the stolen car and followed it until Dimmick drove it into a wall on First Avenue in Blyth. He then attempted to flee on foot.

Jake Dimmick was arrested and has been convicted of aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, failing to provide a specimen and other document offences.

He pleaded guilty to the offences after appearing before magistrates in Bedlington on Tuesday 14 January.

He is due to be sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court on February 11.

Officers want to hear from anyone that may have been on the A192 near to the Keel Row Pub around the time of the collision.

Police are also keen to receive any dashcam footage from those driving in the area at the time, and have asked for any witnesses to get in touch