The identity of a man who was killed following a collision in South Tyneside can now be revealed.
Coulson White, 92, of Whitburn, was walking on Whitburn Bents Road near the junction with Nicholas Avenue when he was in collision with a motorbike.
Emergency services attended and he was taken to hospital, but sadly died as a result of his injuries.
Today (Thursday), his family have released a statement and say he will be “sadly missed”.
“He was a lovely, quiet man,” the family said.
“He was remarkable for his age – he could be seen out nearly every day walking along the sea front at Seaburn.
“He will be sadly missed.”
Police have confirmed that Coulson’s death is not being treated as suspicious, and have thanked members of the community who came forward with information following the tragic incident.
PC Steven Malt, of Northumbria Police’s motor patrols department, said: “Coulson was a well-liked and respected member of the community, and our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.
“They have asked that their privacy is respected as they come to terms with their loss, and specialist officers continue to offer them any support that they require.
“An investigation was carried out into this incident and we are satisfied that the circumstances surrounding Coulson’s death are non-suspicious.
“However, if anyone has any information or witnessed the collision and has not yet come forward, we would ask them to get in touch.
“A report has now been prepared for the coroner.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 935 160619 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.