Pensioner seriously hurt in Wooler smash

An 87-year-old man was seriously injured in a car crash on the A697 near Wooler last night.

He was taken to the RVI hospital in Newcastle with serious spinal injuries, and is said to be in a stable condition.

The driver of the Fiesta, a 20-year-old woman, was also treated for minor injuries.

A section of the A697 was closed for three hours yesterday while officers investigated the crash.

Northumbria Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to come forward.

Contact the police on 101 ext 69191 with any information.