Man killed in Middlesbrough crash named by police

A man who died in a car crash in Middlesbrough on Tuesday (29 March) has been named.

27-year-old Malik Ameer Abbas died when his Volkswagen Passat collided with a Mercedes C220 on Dixon's Bank at around 11:40 pm.

The 32-year-old driver of the Mercedes was taken to James Cook University Hospital with serious injuries.

Prior to the collision officers had identified a Mercedes travelling at high speed on Marton Road which they attempted to stop.

Cleveland Police have since been referred to the police watchdog.

The road was closed for several hours whilst emergency services worked at the scene.

Detectives are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with information, or dashcam footage, to come forward.

The incident has now been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), due to police involvement.