TWO people have been released from cars by fire crews after an accident which closed a stretch of the A350 Blandford Road North near Corfe Mullen.

The collision between two cars happened at the junction with Old Wareham Road at around 7pm on Tuesday.

Fire crews from Poole and Swanage were sent to the scene and found one person trapped in each vehicle.

A third fire crew was sent from Poole and firefighters removed the roofs of both vehicles so the casualties could be put onto spinal boards and taken away by ambulance.

Emergency services remained on the scene past 8pm making the area safe.