Appeal for witnesses to fatal crash


POLICE are making a fresh appeal for witnesses following a fatal crash in Northumberland.

Andrew Turnbull, 45, of Alnwick Street, Wallsend, was travelling on the A696 southbound at 1.55pm on Sunday, August 12, when his Kawasaki motorbike left the road and collided with a road sign.

Police and paramedics attended the scene and Mr Turnbull was taken to the RVI in Newcastle with multiple injuries but was later was pronounced dead.

The road was closed for around four hours to allow for a collision investigation to take place.

Police would like to trace two witnesses who, due to information received, they believe were in the area at the time of the crash.

They are the riders of two Kawasaki motorbikes, one green and one black.

Sergeant Dave Clement, from Northumbria Police road safety unit, said: “We believe these two motorbike riders were in the area at the time and it’s possible they have information which could be important in the investigation into the crash.

“I’d urge them or anyone else with information to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191.