Police name man found dead on Northumberland road

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Police have named the man whose body was found on the A697 near Wooler last week.

Eric Albert Richard Simpson, 70, was discovered near the junction with the B6348 at 11.30pm last Friday.

Mr Simpson, from the Wooler area, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is thought he may have been struck by a HGV.

Police inquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information can ring Northumbria Police on 101.