A PEDESTRIAN who died after he was struck by a car on the A693, near Stanley, has been named.

David Moore, who lived in No Place, near Stanley, was crossing the road between the East Stanley and Beamish roundabout when he hit by a car on Monday night.

The father-of-one, who was originally from South Shields, was an avid Liverpool supporter and loved to play pool.

He also enjoyed walking, particularly with his 15-year-old son Spencer.

His family said their relationship was often described as best mates and, although separated from his partner Tina, the three of them would spend a lot of time together.

In a tribute, his family said he would be a sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his mum Dorothy Moore and sister Kath Chadderton.

The accident happened at around 6.30pm.

Police closed the road while paramedics attended. The 45-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road remained closed for several hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has dashcam footage is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 0191-3752159 or call 101 quoting reference number 362 of January 28.