UPDATE: Road re-opens following Stanley smash

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A busy road in Stanley has re-opened following a smash this morning.

Emergency services were called to Aberford Road, at the junction with Newmarket Lane, at around 7.50am today, where a black Vauxhall Vectra and a black VW Passat had collided.

A police spokesman said the driver of the Vectra had to be cut free by firefighters and was treated for minor injuries, as was a passenger.

The road was closed while debris was cleared, but had re-opened by 9.30am.