A184 slip road reopens near Whitemare Pool as investigations continue into Good Friday incident

The A184 slip road has now reopened following a crash near the Whitemare Pool roundabout on Good Friday.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 10:29 am

Three people have been arrested after a BMW crashed into a van near the Whitemare Pool roundabout on Friday, April 2.

Police were called at around 8.45am to a report that a blue flatbed-type van had been followed by a black BMW as it travelled towards the A184.

The occupant of the BMW then collided with the van at the traffic lights on the A184 slip road at Whitemare Pool and caused significant damage to the back window of the vehicle, before fleeing the scene. No one was injured in the incident.

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The eastbound slip road from the A184 onto the A194 was closed at the Whitemare Pool junction on Saturday, April 3, but has since reopened.
The eastbound slip road from the A184 onto the A194 was closed at the Whitemare Pool junction on Saturday, April 3, but has since reopened.

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An investigation into the circumstances leading up to this incident is ongoing and two men, aged 32 and 31, and a 30-year-old woman have been arrested and remain in police custody at this time.

All parties involved are believed to be known to each other and there is no risk to the wider public.

The eastbound slip road from the A184 onto the A194 has now reopened at the Whitemare Pool junction.

Today, April 4, Northumbria Police confirmed that the slip road has now reopened.

Detective Chief Inspector Sharon Chatterton from Northumbria Police's Crime department is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

She said: "This incident took place on a busy road and we have already spoken to a number of witnesses but we are still keen to speak to anyone else who thinks they might have information, or dash cam footage from the area which can assist our enquiries.

"Thankfully the driver of the van was not injured in any way and our officers remain in the local area to carry out their enquiries and reassurance patrols, and anyone with information is encouraged to speak with them as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or by calling 101 and quoting log 195 020421.

Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers anonymously with information on 0800 555 111.

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