Bedlington traffic incident

13 Jan 2017 15:41 PM

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Police investigating a traffic incident are appealing for help from the public.

It happened on the Spine Road in Bedlington at Furnace Bank slip at 11.56pm on Tuesday, January 10.

Two detectives and two members of the public were in an unmarked Corsa police car and officers were driving along the road when there was an incident in the vehicle, and the car skidded towards a pedestrian. The car narrowly missed the man who was walking along the grass verge who then continued walking on his way.

The police vehicle stopped and two passengers, two male members of the public who were in the police vehicle, got out of the car and ran off. A short time later both men were found by officers. No one was injured during the incident.

Police want to trace the male pedestrian who was walking along the grass verge at the time, he would have been startled by the incident and officers want to check on his well-being. Police also want to speak to him as he may have witnessed the incident.

A 37-year-old man has been arrested and charged with causing a danger to road users by interfering with a motor vehicle and appeared before Northumberland Magistrates' Court on January 11.

Enquiries are ongoing.

This pedestrian, and any other witnesses, are asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number 1202 of 10/01/17.