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Police react to ‘accidental death’ verdict on dad killed by 999 cops

STEVE ASHMAN ... the Deputy Chief Constable said Northumbria Police will consider the contents of the coroner's report carefully.

STEVE ASHMAN ... the Deputy Chief Constable said Northumbria Police will consider the contents of the coroner's report carefully.

NORTHUMBRIA Police released a short statement after an inquest this afternoon returned a verdict of ‘accidental death’ on dad-of-two Vincent Gibson.

The 50-year-old, of Shaw Avenue, Biddick Hall, South Shields, died from multiple injuries after being hit by the car - which was responding to an emergency - as he crossed the road in Whiteleas Way, South Shields, on January 7, 2012.

This afternoon, a jury of 10 people returned with a finding of accidental death.

Afterwards, Deputy Chief Constable Steve Ashman said: “We continue to offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Vincent Gibson.

“HM Coroner has conducted a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr Gibson’s death, and has declared a verdict of accidental death.

“HM Coroner has indicated he will write to the parties, and we will consider the contents of his correspondence carefully.”

 
 
 

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