A MAN has been released on bail after a collision which resulted in a taxi crashing into a pub in a North-East town centre.

The 47-year-old was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following the collision in Yarm Road, Darlington, at about 5pm, on Sunday (November 4).

The impact resulted in the taxi colliding with the wall of Busters pub.

It is believed a grey Ford Focus car heading towards the town centre travelled through a red traffic light before colliding with three vehicles travelling in the opposite direction.

They were a silver Vauxhall Corsa, a blue Mazda 323 and the taxi, a red Mercedes Vito people carrier.

PC Phil Donnelly, of Durham Police's south roads policing unit, said taxi was dropping off a fare at the pub when the collision occurred.

Two of the passengers, both men, suffered minor injuries and were taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw the Ford Focus prior to the collision, is urged to contact the force’s roads policing unit via the police non-emergency number 101.