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20-year-old killed in South Tyneside hit-and-run

A 20-year-old pedestrian has been killed in a hit-and-run incident, police said.

Officers want to trace a silver Vauxhall Vectra which struck the man at 4.30am on Saturday in Anderson Street, South Shields, South Tyneside.

Police said the vehicle would have been visibly damaged.

Northumbria Police said the silver car was travelling south along Anderson Street before going straight over the roundabout at the junction with Beach Road, then continuing on Anderson Street.

The driver made off from the scene where the 20-year-old man died.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Inquiries are ongoing to trace the vehicle which is believed to have substantial damage at the front, and officers are asking anyone who has seen it or has information about where it is to contact them."

Anyone with information should ring 101.

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