A MAN has appeared in court in connection with the death of a 91-year-old woman, who was hit by a car.

Catherine Duncan, 91, of Nelson Avenue, in Gosforth, Newcastle, died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary on Friday following the collision, which happened at about 8.38pm on Thursday, April 6.

A 36-year-old man appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on Saturday charged with causing death by careless driving whilst over the prescribed alcohol limit, taking a vehicle without the owner's consent, having no insurance and being a disqualified driver.

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Northumbria Police said he had been remanded in custody and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call them on 101, quoting 1033 of 060417.