Two die after bike crash in Gateshead
A man and a woman have died after an accident on the A1 in Gateshead.
A red Triumph motorbike struck the central reservation in Swalwell at about 20:40 BST on Friday on the southbound carriageway next to the slip road from Derwenthuagh.
A 21-year-old man was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary but was later pronounced dead. A woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
A man, 31, was arrested and bailed pending further inquiries.
Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses.