A MAN had to be cut free after two cars collided in Middlesbrough town centre.

The incident happened on Wilson Street at the entrance to the car park for Hillstreet Shopping Centre.

A man became trapped inside a blue Renault Megane with a suspected neck or back injury.

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A spokesperson for Cleveland police said: "There was a collision between two vehicles and the emergency services were called at about 11.30am. The cars involved were a blue Renault Megane and a blue Ford Fiesta.

"The Fire Brigade attended and removed someone from one of the vehicles.

"Two people, both travelling in the Renault Megane, have been transported to the James Cook University Hospital."

The man driving the other vehicle appears to be unharmed.