POLICE tweeted at lunchtime today that they were dealing with a serious crash near York - but the scene seemed to have been cleared by 3pm.

Officers tweeted that reports were coming in of a serious three car collision in Stockton Lane, near the A64.

They said the road was closed at Hopgrove Lane South and diversions were being arranged.

North Yorkshire Police refused to give any additional information to The Press, for example about the severity of the crash or whether there were any casualties,  saying only: "It will be on the website."

However, the scene appeared completely clear when our reporter visited at just before 3pm.