Crash victim named

POLICE have confirmed the identity of a pedestrian who died after being hit by a car.

Alan Brown, 65, from Billingham, died after he was hit by a green Volvo 850 T5 in Stockton Road, known as Wilderness Road, between Middlesbrough and Stockton around 10.40am on Wednesday.

A 37-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been bailed and a 55-year-old man arrested on suspicion of obstructing police was due to appear at Teesside Magistrates Court.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Call Durham Police special operations unit on 101, quoting reference number 197085