Woman arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm following a hit and run in Wallsend

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Police have arrested a woman following a hit and run in Wallsend.

Northumbria Police have arrested a 36-year-old woman on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm following an incident in Wallsend.

Officers were called to a car park, just off Hadrian Road, just after 1.15pm on Thursday, February 8, to reports of a disturbance.

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When they attended, it was reported that a group of people had been involved in a verbal disagreement.

Another person has attempted to intervene before they were struck by a car, causing a serious leg injury.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene before officers could arrive.

Emergency services were called to a car park off Hadrian Road following reports of a hit and run. Photo: Google Maps.Emergency services were called to a car park off Hadrian Road following reports of a hit and run. Photo: Google Maps.
Emergency services were called to a car park off Hadrian Road following reports of a hit and run. Photo: Google Maps. | Google Maps

Police launched an investigation into the incident and have since arrested a woman - she remains in police custody at this time.

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Officers are now appealing to any witnesses or people with dashcam footage to come forward and speak to them as soon as possible.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly after 1.15pm on Thursday (February 8), we received a report of a disturbance in the car park of a premises on Hadrian Road in Wallsend.

Emergency services attended the scene where it was reported that a group of people had been involved in a verbal disagreement.

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“Another person has then attempted to intervene when, for reasons yet to be established, they were struck by a car causing a serious leg injury.

“The driver of the car has then left the scene before police arrival.

“An investigation has been launched and a 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. She remains in police custody at this time.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to get in touch using the ‘Report’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting reference number: NP-20240208-0409.

“Officers are especially keen to hear from anyone who may have CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage of this incident.”