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Appeal after woman comes out of moving vehicle

25 Mar 2017 18:00 PM

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UPDATE: Sunday, March 26

Police are making a further appeal for information after a woman came out fo a moving vehicle yesterday afternoon.

At around 4.35pm on Saturday afternoon (25/3) police received a report that a female front seat passenger had come out of a moving vehicle on the eastbound carriageway of the A69 near to the Bridge End roundabout.

Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to hospital by paramedics with serious but non-life threatening injuries. She remains in hospital in a critical condition.

The vehicle involved in the incident - believed to be a black Ford Fiesta - left the scene after the incident and did not stop to check on the woman in question.

An investigation into the circumstances around the incident are ongoing and a 23-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the incident remains in polcie custody at this time.

Detectives have taken on the investigation and still need anyone who saw the vehicle in the area around the time of the incident to get in touch.

Officer particularly want to speak to anyone who saw the vehicle travelling from Bardon Mill towards Hexham at around 4.30pm yesterday afternoon.

Northumbria Police Detective Sergeant Dave Croskery said: "This was a really dangerous incident and we need to speak to anyone who saw the Ford Fiesta in the area at the time of the incident.

"The vehicle is believed to have been travelling at around 60mph when this happened and clearly we need to speak to anyone who saw the woman leave the vehicle as it travelled from Bardon Mill towards Hexham.

"Those involved were known to each other and we have a man in custody at this time but an investigation is still very much underway and further information from the public is invaluable."

If you have any information about the incident, or saw what happened, then contact police on 101 quoting log 814 25/03/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

FIRST APPEAL

Police are appealing for information after a woman was found injured on the side of a busy road.

At around 4.35pm this afternoon police received a report that a woman had come out of a moving vehicle on the eastbound carriageway of the A69 near to the Bridgeway roundabout.

Emergency services attended and the woman has been taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

One lane of the A69 was also closed so police could help manage the incident.

An investigation into the circumstances around the incident are ongoing and police are now appealing for any witnesses to get in touch.

The vehicle is believed to be a black Ford Fiesta and a 23-year-old has been arrested in connection with the incident.

If you have any information about the incident, or saw what happened, then contact police on 101 quoting log 814 25/03/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.