Tyne & Wear

Man critically injured in fall from taxi in Newcastle

Police are appealing for a taxi driver to get in touch after a man was critically injured in a fall from a moving cab in Newcastle.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital where his condition is described as critical.

The 23-year-old, from North Tyneside was being driven along Jesmond Road in the early hours.

A police spokesman said it was believed the vehicle was a black cab.

Anyone with any information about the incident, which happened close to the Swallow Hotel at 0350 BST, is asked to contact Northumbria Police.

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