Elderly man dies after bus fall in Ashington

An elderly man who fell and was injured on a bus in Ashington, has died.

The 81-year-old man was travelling on the X20 Arriva bus between Amble and Newcastle when it stopped at a pedestrian crossing on Ridgeway in Ashington, at around 5pm on Thursday, March 20.

The passenger was taken to Wansbeck Hospital, where he died in the early hours of this morning, Thursday, March 27.

Officers still want to speak to anyone who was on the bus at the time of the incident or witnessed the incident, who has not yet spoken to police.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 1009 200314.