POLICE are appealing for information after two people died in a collision in Northumberland.

At 3.09pm today, police received a report of a collision on the A697 near the New Moor House crossroads.

Emergency services were deployed to the scene and found a blue Dacia Duster car, containing four people, and a grey Great Wall Steed pick-up, containing two people, had been involved in a serious collision.

Four people were inside the Dacia, but the two rear-seat passengers – a 96-year-old woman and a 96-year-old man – were pronounced dead at the scene.

The 34-year-old female driver and the 61-year-old female front seat passenger in the vehicle were taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The 19-year-old male driver of the pick-up and a 21-year-old male passenger were also taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The driver is described as being in a serious, but stable condition but the front seat passenger is described as being in a critical, but stable condition.

Officers have been supporting the family of the deceased.

An investigation is ongoing and police are appealing for witnesses.

Senior investigating officer, Sergeant Lee Butler, said: “This has been a very serious collision that has resulted in six people sustaining serious injuries.

“Sadly that has resulted in the death of two people and we are supporting their family at what is a very difficult time for them.

“Our investigation will continue through the night and I would ask any witnesses, who have not yet spoken to police, to come forward.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have any dash-cam footage of the incident, or the vehicles involved in the moments before the collision.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 650 04/10/19 or report it online at the Northumbria Police website.