Pensioner dies in road crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision in Northumberland.

At 7.21pm yesterday, a Rover and a VW Passat were involved in a crash near to West Land Cottages on Alnwick Moor.

Police and paramedics attended and the driver of the Rover, an 82-year-old local man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Passat, a 31-year-old man, was taken to Wansbeck hospital with minor injuries.

The road was closed for around five-and-a-half hours for collision investigation.

Enquiries are ongoing into the collision and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, ext 69191, quoting reference number 1010 17/02/15.