Gran dies after motorcycle crash

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A WOMAN has died after a crash involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian.

The incident happened on Tuesday May 20 at 12.14pm in South Hetton Road, Easington Lane.

The pedestrian, a woman in her 70s, was taken to hospital by air ambulance. She died earlier this morning.

A police spokesman said: “Next of kin are being spoken to and her identity will be released in due course.

“There were two people on the motorbike – the rider and passenger. Both were taken to hospital and released after treatment.

“Officers are continuing to carry out enquiries to establish what happened and are asking any witnesses to contact them.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 487 20/05/14.