AN injured man had to be cut free from his car through the roof after his vehicle was involved in a crash.

Firefighters were called to the incident at around 7.40am today on the A165 in Scarborough, near the South Cliff roundabout.

A spokesperson from North Yorkshire fire service said fire crews, police and ambulance staff released the man after the collision by stabilising the car and removing the roof.

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The male, in his mid-40s, was taken to hospital with spinal injuries.