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Police are appealing for further witnesses following a fatal collision in Blyth

23 Jan 2018 12:00 PM

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Police are appealing for further witnesses following a fatal collision in Blyth.

At about 4.40pm, November 24, police received a report of a road traffic collision on Plessey Road, involving a car and pedestrian.

The incident happened outside Kens Chinese Take Away where an 80-year-old pedestrian, Brian Besford, was walking across the road when the collision occurred.

The road was closed while emergency services attended the scene and Mr Besford was taken to hospital where he sadly died shortly afterwards.

Police are keen to speak to two individuals who were in the area at the time of the collision and may be able to help police with their enquiries.

CCTV images show a man walking down a side alleyway in the direction of Plessey Road. Officers believed the man may have witnessed the collision, or may have further information about the circumstances around it.

A second man was seen walking in the direction of the collision and officers believe he witnessed it and ran into the road to slow down other oncoming vehicles. Officers are keen to trace this man to help with enquiries.

Sergeant Jason Ryder, Motor Patrols said: “I'd like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Besford. Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time.

"Our enquiries are continuing into the circumstances around the collision and I would ask any witnesses to please come forward and speak to us. Even the smallest detail may be of some help.”

The men or anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 and quote reference number 821 24/11/17.