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Accident victim dies.

A pensioner has died in hospital after she was hit by a reversing van while crossing the road on Tuesday night.

The 74-year-old, whose name has not been revealed, was crossing Coatsworth Road, Bensham, Gateshead, when the accident happened.

Dealer hunted

A MANHUNT has been launched after a drug dealer failed to appear in court.

Paul French, 24, pleaded guilty at Teesside Crown Court to conspiracy to supply heroin on December 22. French, who is Afro-Caribbean, slim and may have face injuries, was due to return to court for sentencing but did not appear.

Police have warned people not to approach French, who is believed to be in the Middlesbrough area. Anyone with information should call (01642) 326326.

Metro arrest

A MAN has been arrested after a teenage girl was indecently assaulted at a Metro station.

The 17-year-old girl, who was unhurt, was at Howdon at 8.35pm on December 29 when she was attacked.

The arrested man, who is 21, has not been charged. Anyone with information should call (0191) 214-6555 ext 63126.

Walker rescued

A PENSIONER was carried from a Lake District peak when she broke a leg yesterday.

The 61-year-old woman, from the Isle of Man, was part of a walking group on Latterbarrow, Colthouse, near Ambleside. She was brought to safety by Coniston Mountain Rescue team.

Death inquiry

POLICE launched an inquiry last night after a pensioner was found dead in his home.

The discovery was made by the man's son in Sandmoor Road, New Marske, Teesside, yesterday.

A man in his 30s who was also at the house is helping police with their inquiries.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 6, 2005
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