A POLICE car crashed on Malpas Road in Newport this morning.

The officers’ BMW X5 vehicle collided with a BMW car near the junction with Whittle Drive at around 7:35am before hitting a tree on the central reservation.

The police officer and the driver of the other vehicle have been taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, though their injuries are not thought to be serious.

The southbound side of Malpas Road was closed while investigators examined the scene and vehicle recovery took place, but has now been reopened.