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Man remanded in road death case
Crash scene
The dead woman's grandchildren were also injured
A Liverpool man has appeared before magistrates in connection with the death of a Tyneside grandmother.

Pamela Phinn, 48, was knocked down and killed in Horsley Hill Road, South Shields. Her two grandchildren and the children's mother, 29, were also hurt.

Paul Wales, of Gorst Street, Liverpool, is charged with causing death by dangerous driving and other offences.

The 47-year-old was remanded in custody to appear before Newcastle Crown Court on 18 May.

He is also charged with the robbery of a Honda Civic car, driving without insurance, driving not in accordance with his licence, and the criminal damage of a police mechanical breathalysing machine.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the incident as the vehicle was being followed by a marked police car when it happened on Thursday afternoon.

Mrs Phinn, who worked in Asda in the town, died at the scene.

Her son's partner, 29-year-old Kelly Laws, and their children Dean Phinn, 18 months, and Mia Phinn, aged seven months, remain in hospital.

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