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Man charged with murder following Newcastle collision

Joshua Molloy

A man has appeared in court charged with murder following a collision which killed a 28-year-old man and left another seriously injured.

At around 6am on Sunday officers received a report that two men had been injured on Newbiggin Lane, near the junction with Trevelyan Drive.

Emergency services and officers attended but sadly one of the males died at the scene, as a result of his injuries. Police can now identify him as Joshua Molloy, from Fenham.

The other male was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical but stable condition.

An investigation was launched following the incident and officers arrested a total of four people.

Today (Tuesday) Mihai Dinisoae, 32, of Baldwin Avenue appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court where he was charged with murder, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving without a licence and insurance. He is due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court on May 7.

The two women, aged 38 and 31 who were arrested have since been released without charge and the other male, also aged 32 has been released under investigation.

Detective Inspector Joanne Brooks, who is leading the investigation said: “My thoughts are with the Molloy family at what must be an incredibly difficult time for them. They are being supported by specialist officers and I would ask that their privacy is respected at they come to terms with their loss.

“I would like to thank the members of the public who have come forward so far to help us with this investigation – and I would encourage anyone else who might have seen what happened or who might have been in the area at the time and have dashcam footage to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 189 03/05/2020 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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