Man arrested over alleged South Shields hit-and-run is bailed

Emergency services on the scene in Boldon Lane, South Shields, following an incident on Monday.
Emergency services on the scene in Boldon Lane, South Shields, following an incident on Monday.

A man who was arrested following a suspected hit-and-run incident in South Shields has been released on bail.

Police recovered a vehicle they believe was involved in the incident - in Boldon Lane, South Shields, on Monday - which led to a 64-year-old woman needing hospital treatment.

The car, understood to be a small silver Citroen, was driven away from the scene of the accident.

The woman suffered what police say were non life-threatening injuries and was later discharged from South Tyneside District Hospital.

Officers arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the incident.

In a statement today Northumbria Police said: “A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with a hit and run which happened in South Shields on Monday, July, 9.

“He has since been released under investigation.

“Inquiries are ongoing and anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any information, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 456 09/07/18.”

Witnesses spoke of their shock following the incident.

Gemma Scott, 35, who works at a florist at Florabunder, on Boldon Lane, said: “I was in the shop when I heard a scream outside.

“It sounded like a dog whelping.

“I rushed outside and saw a woman partly lying in the road with her leg on the pavement.

“She was conscious and told me that a car had hit her, and she had fallen over the bonnet."

A North East Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called to a report of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Boldon Lane, South Shields, at 11.52am.

“Two crews, as well as our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and trauma team, attended the scene.

“One patient was taken to South Tyneside District Hospital.”