UPDATE: Police dealing with two incidents in Blyth

14 May 2016 13:46 PM

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UPDATE - Saturday, May 14 - 2.10pm

Police investigating two incidents in Blyth this morning do not believe they are linked.

Officers were called at around 6.48am to reports that a cyclist had collapsed on Plessey Road in Blyth.

It is believed the man had suffered a medical episode and that no criminal offence has occurred. He is currently in hospital where his condition is described as critical.

Officers do not believe there is any link between this incident and a collision outside the ASDA on Cowpen Road.

A Fiat Punto carrying two men and two women had crashed at around 6.50am before the occupants abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene.

Police continue to investigate this incident and a 26-year-old male passenger has been arrested on suspicion of affray. He remains in police custody at this time.

All roads that were closed to assist the investigations have since been re-opened.

Officers would ask any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who might have any information that could help the enquiry, to contact them on 101 quoting reference 259 14/05/16.


Saturday, May 14 - 7.30am

There is a heavy police presence in Blyth this morning after two separate incidents on the roads.

At 6.48am police received a report that a cyclist had been found lying on the floor after collapsing on Plessey Road in Blyth.

It is not clear whether he had been hit by another vehicle but police and paramedics are currently at the scene.

Just two minutes later police also received a report that a blue Fiat Punto had collided with a lampost outside of Asda on Cowpen Road in the town.

The occupants then abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.

Police remain at the scene of both incidents and some road closures are in place to assist officers with their investigation.

Any witnesses to either of the two incidents should contact police on 101 quoting reference 257 14/05/16.