Woman who died after being hit by a car is named

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The pensioner who died following a collision in a Northumberland village has been named.

A car collided with 91-year-old pedestrian Hilary Stanger-Leathes in Beechlea, Stannington, at 3.27pm on Wednesday, July 1.

Emergency services attended and she was taken to the RVI in Newcastle, where she later died from her injuries.

Ms Stanger-Leathes was posted to Bletchley Park in 1943 during World War Two to help decrypt codes sent by the German army. She also worked at the intelligence bases at Stanmore and Eastcote during the conflict.

The driver of the vehicle, a Mitsubishi, was not injured in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting reference 726 01/07/15.