Accident closes A697 near Longhorsley

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A third accident in nine days has closed the A697 north of Morpeth.

The road is currently closed after a collision near Longhorsley.

This follows fatal collisions in the same area on Saturday morning and last Tuesday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “Police received a report at 4.11pm of a collision on the A697 two miles south of Longhorsley

“Police and the ambulance service are at the scene now.

“The road has been closed temporarily and diversions are in place.”