Car crashes into a ditch close off the A27 near Portsmouth

From left: PO Adam Hilton,  Father Christmas, Captain Peter Towell, CPO Chris 'Paddy' Gilkes and Malcolm Dent

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POLICE were called to a car crash on the A27 near Portsmouth this morning.

The vehicle left the road on the eastbound carriageway near Farlington at 8.54am.

Paramedics were initially called but they were stood down before they reached the scene, a police spokeswoman has said.

Police were unable to confirm whether anyone inside the vehicle had been seriously injured.