Police officer taken to hospital after Redheugh Bridge crash

A police officer has been taken to hospital after a crash on Tyneside's Redheugh Bridge.

The incident, at around 13:50 GMT, involved a police vehicle and a bus.

The officer's injuries were not life-threatening, while some bus passengers were treated at the scene after suffering minor injuries, a Northumbria Police spokeswoman said.

The bridge, which connects Newcastle and Gateshead, was closed in both directions.

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