Pensioner dies in car park

A PENSIONER died after collapsing in a car park.

Emergency services were called to the car park near Marks and Spencer in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre, in Hartlepool, after the pensioner’s wife dialled 999.

Police and paramedics were called, but despite their efforts, the man aged in his 70s died at the scene.

Cleveland Police and the North East Ambulance Service both confirmed they attended the incident at around 11.15am on Thursday.

An ambulance service spokeswoman said: “We got the call from the pensioner’s wife at around 11.16am and a vehicle was sent.

“Unfortunately he was deceased at the scene.”