AN elderly couple were badly hurt in a serious crash on the A303 last night (Saturday).

Two cars - a black Mercedes C200 and a silver/blue Honda Jazz, collided at around 6.45pm between the A350 and the A36.

A couple in their 80s travelling in the Honda were seriously injured.

A 36-year-old woman driving the Mercedes escaped with minor injuries and was taken to Salisbury District Hospital.

A VW Golf that drove through the crash site was badly damaged but no-one else was hurt.

Fire crews from Tisbury and Mere cut two people free from the wreckage.

The road was closed for approximately six hours.

Police are appealing for witnesses.