TWO people were released by firefighters and taken to hospital following an early-morning collision in Flintshire.

North Wales Police confirmed a call was received shortly before 1am on Friday reporting a two-vehicle collision on the westbound carriageway of the A55 at Halkyn.

A spokesman for the force said two people are believed to have sustained minor injuries and the road was closed for about 90 minutes.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed three crews attended the scene - one each from Deeside, Holywell and Mold.

Firefighters used small tools to extricate two people, following which they were taken to hospital.

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: "We were called on Friday 13 September at approximately 12.44am to reports of a road traffic accident involving two vehicles near Halkyn.

"We responded with one rapid response vehicle and two emergency ambulances. Two patients were transported to Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan.”