Priyanka Bhogal died when the car she was travelling in was involved in a collision on the M6 in the early hours of Sunday November 27 last year.
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A Whitley Bay man has flown from Prague to the UK on the wrong passport after accidentally taking his friend's and leaving him stranded.
The incident happened at around 9.30pm on Sunday 17 February. Detectives are carrying out a number of lines of inquiry.
Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has been honoured as the North East Personality of the Year at an annual awards dinner.