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Man dies following Sunderland crash

Michael Armstrong from Ryhope has died following a car crash Credit: Northumbria Police

A 35-year-old man, who was hospitalised following a crash in Sunderland, has died.

Michael Armstrong from Ryhope, was a passenger in a car that hit a garden fence on Kingston Mews in Philadelphia, shortly after 11.30pm on Saturday (February 16).

Shortly afterwards, officers were called to Ross Lea in Shiney Row, and found Michael with serious injuries to his abdomen.

Three people were arrested in connection with the incident and remain under investigation.


UK Weather Forecast: A fresher feel in the North East with things becoming unsettled

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers across the region will die out through the evening, with the rest of the night generally dry with some clear spells.

Becoming chilly in rural parts by morning as the winds ease. Minimum temperature 2 °C.

Credit: Tracey Laing


Mostly dry through the morning with some sunny spells. Cloud then thickening from the west during the afternoon, to bring some rain by evening. Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday and Thursday increasingly mild and rather windy, with some rain at first, but also drier and brighter interludes. Friday breezy but generally dry and bright, and becoming very mild.


Police in Sunderland issue drugs warning after death of a man

Police have issued a drugs warning in Sunderland Credit: PA (stock shot)

Police have issued a warning about the dangers of taking drugs after a man died this weekend.

The 31-year-old, from Murton, had taken a cocktail of drugs including ecstasy, amphetamine and heroin.

He died in hospital.

“We are carrying out an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, but believe it to be as a result of the mix of drugs he had taken over the past two days.

“The dangers and risks of taking drugs are well known, but I want to implore to those that wish to continue taking them to seriously consider the possible effects that they can have on you.

“Drugs can seriously damage your health and in some cases, such as this, even result in death.

“Anyone who feels ill after taking drugs should seek medical help immediately.”

– Detective Constable Phil Newey, from Peterlee CID

UK Weather Forecast: STORM ERIK brings weather warnings to the North East with gusts of 60mph

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