POLICE and fire crews were at an incident in Carlisle.

It is currently being dealt with on Church Street, next to the Joiners Arms pub, and involved a traffic collision on the eastbound carriageway.

It is understood to be causing lengthy traffic tailbacks.

A spokesman for Cumbria Constabulary said: "Police were contacted at 2.28pm today to a report of a collision on Church Street, Carlisle.

"Involved in the collision was a Honda Insight and a Peugeot van.

"Both drivers attended Carlisle Infirmary with injuries believed to be minor.

The road was closed whilst recovery took place and emergency services attended the scene."

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service said: "We’ve taken two patients to hospital with potential chest injuries."