THE emergency services dealt with a crash on the A689 between Harperley and Wolsingham, in Weardale, on Monday.

Durham Police say the road was closed for several hours.

A spokesperson for the County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were alerted to a road traffic collision on the A689 between Harperley and Wolsingham at about 5.25pm.

"We had an appliances from Crook and Bishop Auckland attend, along with a special rescue unit. There is currently a police investigation underway." 

The Northern Echo has requested further information from Durham Police, but an update has not yet been provided.