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A man has been hit by a bus near Eldon Square

The collision involved a bus and a mobility scooter

There have been reports of a man being hit by a bus on Blackett Street behind Eldon Sqaure.

The Newcastle Tab were told of this incident at around 4.15pm this afternoon.

A security guard from Eldon Square told a reporter from The Newcastle Tab that an elderly man in a mobility scooter was trapped underneath the bus. He said that police were first on the scene and had to perform CPR, and following this six ambulances arrived.

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Northumbria Police have since confirmed the incident, tweeting: "We are on scene following a collision on Blackett Street, Newcastle between a bus and a mobility scooter."

Newcastle University student, Hamish Maddocks, told The Newcastle Tab: "The area was cordoned off and police were speaking to witnesses".

Northumbria Police have said that a man has been taken to the RVI with serious injuries.

The Newcastle Tab will update this story with more information as it comes through.