FIRE crews from Buckfastleigh and Ashburton helped release two people trapped in their car following an accident.

Fire Control sent fire engines from Buckfastleigh and Ashburton to reports of a road traffic collision involving two vehicles near Avonwick shortly after 4pm yesterday (Friday).

A spokesperson said: ‘On arrival crews found two persons still within the vehicles.

‘Crews set about using hydraulic cutting equipment and small tools to release both casualties.

‘A further three casualties were free and clear of the vehicles upon arrival of the fire service.

‘All casualties were left in the care of the Ambulance Service.’