Police are searching for the driver of a car which collided with a bus stop today.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "At around 12.39pm today, we received a report of a one-vehicle collision in Newbottle, Houghton.
"Officers attended the scene where a car had collided with a bus stop in Houghton Road.
"The male driver left the scene and a female passenger went into a nearby restaurant where she was later picked up by officers and arrested.
"Attempts to locate the male are ongoing.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact 101, quoting log 030419."