A man has been taken to hospital with facial injuries following a two-vehicle collision on a North East road yesterday.

Northumbria Police have confirmed they received a report of a two-vehicle crash on Blind Lane, Houghton-le-Spring at around 7:30pm on Monday (July 31).

North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) said they deployed one ambulance crew to the scene.

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One man was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital with non-life-threatening facial injuries.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At about 7.30pm yesterday (Tuesday) we received a report of a two-vehicle collision on Blind Lane, Houghton-le-Spring.

“Emergency services attended the scene and one male was taken to hospital with non-life threatening facial injuries.

“Enquiries are ongoing into the collision.”

A NEAS spokesperson said: "We were called to a road traffic collision last night shortly after 7:30pm on Blind Lane, Houghton Le Spring.

"We dispatched one ambulance crew and took one patient to Sunderland Royal Hospital."