Police have appealed for witnesses following a crash near Barnstaple which left an 18-year-old girl critically injured.

The 26-year-old man driving the silver Vauxhall Corsa was also seriously injured after their car left the road and hit a tree in the early hours of Friday morning.

Emergency services were called at 3.25am to an unclassified road just north of Snapper.

Police said the teenaged passenger from Lynton was critically injured and was taken to North Devon District Hospital, while the driver, a man from Lynmouth, was also hospitalised with serious injuries.

The road was closed for nine hours while police carried out investigations at the scene.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses to the collision and to anyone who may have seen the vehicle travelling in the area prior to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting log number 71 of 16/03/18.