Police have confirmed that a man has sadly died following a serious collision in Northumberland last week.

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision involving a car and motorcycle at about 6.20pm last Tuesday (September 13), on the A192 in Seaton Delaval, near the Victoria and Albert Inn, on Seaton Terrace.

Police and ambulance and air ambulance crews attended the scene and the rider, 27-year-old Jack Armstrong, of New Hartley, Blyth, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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Tragically Jack passed away in hospital on Friday (September 16), three days after the collision. His family are aware and are being supported by specialist family liaison officers at this time.

Enquiries are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the collision.

The road was closed for nine hours overnight following the incident as residents reported a heavy police presence at the scene.

Inspector Sarah Munnelly, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said: “Our thoughts are with Jack’s family at this devastating time, and I’d ask that their privacy is continued to be respected as they attempt to come to terms with the events of the last week.

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“Any death on our roads is a tragedy, but it is especially poignant when it involves somebody so young who had their full life ahead of them. We will continue to offer his family any support they need.

“A full investigation was launched immediately after the collision, and we are continuing to carry out a range of enquiries to try and give the family the answers they deserve as to the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“I am today re-appealing to anybody who believes they saw this incident, or who has information that could assist our investigation, to come forward."

Police are urging anyone with information or dashcam footage that may assist their enquiries is asked to get in touch via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log NP-20220913-0827.

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