A1 northbound closed after cyclist crash

Police have closed the A1 northbound after a cyclist was hurt in a crash in the early hours of this morning.

Officers were called to the junction near Blyth around 4.15am.

The cyclist, who had been hit by a lorry, was taken to hospital with severe head injuries.

The road remains closed pending further investigations and is expected to re-open later this morning.

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