An investigation has been launched after a vehicle crashed into a sign near a North East roundabout.

Police confirmed they received a report of a one-vehicle collision on Salters Lane in Shotton Colliery at around 6:15am on Saturday (July 29).

They said the driver abandoned their car following the crash and was gone by the time they arrived.

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Durham Police have confirmed an investigation is now ongoing.

A Durham Police spokesperson said: "Police were called at around 6.15am on Saturday (July 29) to reports of a one vehicle collision in Shotton Colliery.

"The driver abandoned the vehicle prior to police arrival.

"An investigation is now ongoing."

Pictures of the scene showed a car having collided with a sign left at the side of the road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Unit on 101 quoting incident number 108 of July 29.