Man summonsed to court following 90-minute closure of northbound Tyne Tunnel on Great North Run day

A man is due before magistrates after an incident at the Tyne Tunnel on Great North Run day.

Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 4:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 4:49 pm
Hussain will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court at a later date.

Altaf Hussain, 48, of Bowling Hall Road, Bradford, has been summonsed to court in relation to driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.

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This follows an incident involving a lorry which saw the northbound tunnel close for 90 minutes on Sunday, September 8.

Hussain will appear at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court at a later date.