Gateshead family pay tribute to 'best dad in the world'

Myles Turnbull Myles Turnbull was killed as he got out of a taxi

Related Stories

The family of a Gateshead man killed as he got out of a taxi have paid tribute to "the best dad in the world".

Myles Turnbull was getting out of the taxi at about 02:00 GMT on Monday when it is thought he was struck by another vehicle.

The 41-year-old died in the incident on Dunston Road, Gateshead.

A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released on police bail.

In a statement, his family said: "Myles was a family man with three sons - Cameron, 20, Kieran, 16, and John, 13 - and he was a happy-go-lucky lad."

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr Turnbull's death and have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tyne & Wear

Weather

Newcastle upon Tyne

Min. Night -1 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.