Tyne & Wear

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.

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