Girl, 17, remains in critical condition after suffering life-threatening head injury in East Rainton incident

A teenage girl remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital as an investigation continues into an incident in East Rainton.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 6:00 am

The 17-year-old was admitted to hospital with a life-threatening head injury in the early hours of Thursday, January 9, prompting a police investigation in the area.

Northumbria Police later confirmed they are investigating a ‘suspected road traffic accident’ on the Old Railway Line in East Rainton.

An 18-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and a 39-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

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They have both been released under investigation and detectives’ inquiries continue in the area.

On Wednesday, January 22, a spokesperson for Nothumbria Police said: “A 17-year-old girl remains in a critical but stable condition.”

Inquiries into the incident are still ongoing and anyone who has any information that could help with the investigation should call police on 101 quoting reference 58 09/01/20.