Police appeal after man dies from car falling off Marsden Cliffs

Northumbria Police have issued an appeal after a man died when his car fell off Marsden Cliffs.

A statement reads: “At around 11.45pm on Thursday (June 6), we received a report of concern for the safety of a man after a vehicle left the A183 Coast Road at Marsden in South Shields.

For reasons yet to be established, the vehicle continued over the grassed area adjacent to the road and fell from the cliffs.

Emergency services attended the scene and located the vehicle. However, the driver was found to have sustained serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation into the full circumstances of the man’s death has been launched and we are now asking anybody with information that may assist our enquiries to get in touch.”

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