Police are appealing for witnesses to the head-on collision yesterday (Monday) which saw the North Devon Link Road closed for nine-and-a-half-hours.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision which has left one man critical in hospital.

The North Devon Link Road was closed for nine-and-a-half hours after the collision at Moortown Cross yesterday (Monday).

Emergency services were called at 12.30pm after a white Ford Transit van was involved in a head-on collision with a removal truck on the A361 at Moortown Cross.

The van driver, a 61-year-old man from Barnstaple, had to be extracted from the vehicle by the fire service.

He sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted by air ambulance to Derriford Hospital, where he remains in a serious condition.

The driver of the Scania pantechnicon truck, a 31-year-old man from Plymouth, was also extracted by the fire service.

He sustained a serious arm injury and was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

His passenger, a 55-year-old man also from Plymouth, received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

The road was closed for nine hours while officers carried out a forensic examination of the scene.

Officers from the Alliance Roads Policing Team are appealing for witnesses to this incident.

Anyone who has information can contact them via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 317 of 22 May.