Tributes paid to Wallsend army veteran who was killed on Coast Road

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The family of a North Tyneside man who was killed after being hit by a car have paid tribute to a ‘kind, loyal and hardworking man’.

It happened at 11.40pm, on Friday, March 28, eastbound on the Coast Road, Wallsend, at the slip road for Battle Hill. Colin Bird, 60, of Wallsend, was struck by a car on the road and died.

Mr Bird and his wife Maureen celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in February and have four children - three boys and a girl - and four grandchildren - two girls and two boys.


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