A NUMBER of people have been taken to hospital this evening following a two-car smash in Southbourne.

The emergency services were called to Beresford Road shortly before 6pm after the crash, which involved a black Volkswagen Passat and a silver Peugeot 206 estate, both registered to local keepers.

A police spokesperson confirmed that "multiple casualties" had been taken to Poole General Hospital.

However, she added: "Those involved are not thought to have suffered life-threatening or life-changing injuries."