A DRIVER will appear in court after a baby's pram was allegedly hit by a car at a zebra crossing.

Last week Northumbria Police launched an investigation and released footage of the incident in a bid to track down the driver of the dark-coloured car believed to have been involved.

CCTV showed two women with a pram crossing the road outside Bill's Fish Shop on the sea front, at Cullercoats, around 1.30pm on Thursday, November 19.

As the women were half way across the zebra crossing a car failed to react to them and reportedly clipped the front of the pram containing one of the women's six-month-old baby.

The vehicle then drove away without stopping.

A police spokesperson said, thankfully, nobody was injured but the baby's mother was understandably left shocked and shaken by the incident.

Police appealed for witnesses to come forward in relation to the collision and now they have revealed the suspected car and driver have been identified.

A 70-year-old man has been interviewed under caution and reported for driving offences. He will appear before magistrates at a date to be confirmed.

Sergeant Steve Armstrong, of Northumbria Police's Motor Patrols Department, has thanked the public for sharing last week's appeal.

He said: "We know this incident had a big impact on both the mother of the child in the pram and the friend she was with.

"It is understandable that they were very shaken up and we are just thankful nobody was injured.

"The footage that was released last week has sparked a reaction from the public and we have had a number of calls that have helped us identify the suspected driver.

"That male driver has now been interviewed under caution and he will appear at court charged with road traffic offences in due course.

"I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who shared our appeal and who took the time to contact us with information."

Anyone who wants to report careless or dangerous driving, or has dash-cam footage to upload, can do so at the Northumbria Police website or call 101.