Tyne & Wear

Man arrested after cyclist dies in Newcastle

A man has been arrested following the death of a cyclist after a collision involving a van in Northumberland.

Police say the 43-year-old woman, who died in hospital, was from Jesmond in Newcastle.

She was cycling along the A189 Spine Road, near Cramlington, when the crash happened on Wednesday morning.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of causing death by careless driving. Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police are keen to speak to the occupants of a grey or silver van that may have been at the scene at the time.

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