POLICE are on the scene of a crash on the A69 at Melkridge involving a car and a lorry.

Traffic is heavy, but the road has not been closed.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: "We're at the scene of a two-vehicle crash involving a car and a HGV.

"The road is not closed, and we're waiting recovery for one of the vehicles."

Police said they were unsure whether anybody had been injured.