A girl was taken to hospital after a minibus carrying Wrexham school pupils and staff collided in mid Wales on Wednesday.

At around 10am this morning (July 10), police received a report of the collision involving a white Mercedes Sprinter minibus on the A483, near Llanbadarn Fynydd.

The bus was carrying a teacher and nine pupils, aged between 14 and 15, who were travelling from Wrexham to Brecon to take part in an athletics competition.

Emergency services attended and one girl was taken to hospital by paramedics.

The rest of the group was moved from the roadside to the safety of Newtown Police Station for assessment and treatment.

Officers worked with the teachers to contact the parents of each pupil to let them know what had happened and that their child was in shock, but safe and well.

The road was closed for an hour and a half as recovery of the minibus was arranged.

Police are appealing for people who witnessed the collision to come forward.

Inspector Jonathan Rees-Jones said: “Ensuring the safety of this group was of paramount importance for all emergency services at the scene.

"Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt and we were able to update parents and move the remainder of the group to a safe location at the police station for assessment.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to report it to PC 1127 Aran Wareing by calling 101 and quoting the reference code DP-20190710-085.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired then you can text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.