Glenn Robinson killed in Horden car crash

  • 11 February 2013
  • From the section Wear
Glenn Robinson
Image caption Police said Mr Robinson's car had been seen speeding

A driver was killed when the car he was in hit a concrete fence in County Durham.

Glenn Robinson's Citroen Saxo was being followed by an unmarked police car after being seen speeding between Horden Easington Colliery on Sunday.

Durham Police said its unmarked vehicle lost sight of the Saxo before the crash near Grants Houses at 23:40 GMT.

Mr Robinson, 22, from the Shotton Colliery area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has been informed.

A 23-year-old passenger from Easington Colliery was taken to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment to cuts and bruises.

Insp Ed Turner said: "This was a tragic death of a young man who was returning home from a night out with a friend.

"We are still working to establish why the car left the road. We know that an officer in an unmarked police car had seen the car being driven at speed along Essington Way and turned to follow it with the aim of getting it to stop.

"However, our inquiries have shown that there was no police pursuit in progress and at no time did Glenn fail to stop for the police."

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