Serious Lemington motorcyle collision leaves two children in hospital

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Two children are being treated in hospital following a serious collision

A serious motorcycle collision in Lemington on Monday night has left two young children in hospital.

Shortly before 7:15 pm on Monday, June 13, officers received a report of a collision involving a motorcycle and a female pedestrian in Lemington.

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The incident occurred on the Hadrian’s Way cycle path which runs between Tyne View and Scotswood Road, near the Lidl supermarket.

Emergency services attended and found a male and female with serious injuries. They remain in a stable condition in hospital.

Enquiries are ongoing as to how both children – aged 10 and 11 – came to suffer the injuries.

Prior to officers attending the scene, the motorcycle believed to have been involved in the collision had been removed from the area.

It has since been located and recovered by police.

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Two men – aged 38 and 30 – have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody at this time.

A cycle path runs between Tyne View and Scotswood Road (Image: Google Streetview)A cycle path runs between Tyne View and Scotswood Road (Image: Google Streetview)
A cycle path runs between Tyne View and Scotswood Road (Image: Google Streetview) | Google Streetview

Sergeant Craig Bartle, of Northumbria Police, said: “A full investigation has been launched as we look to determine the circumstances surrounding this incident which has resulted in two children being taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“We are carrying out a number of enquiries in the area and are continuing to speak to all parties believed to have been involved.

“I am today asking anybody who believes they witnessed this collision, or who saw the motorcycle prior to or after the incident, to get in touch with us. We also want to hear from anybody who may have CCTV or dashcam footage which may be of interest to our investigation.

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“Given the nature of this incident and the live investigation now taking place, I would ask that people refrain from any speculation – both on social media and in the wider community – that could jeopardise these enquiries.

“I would like to thank the public for their ongoing cooperation as well as those who have already assisted our investigation, which remains at an early stage.”