A teenage girl has been taken to hospital after a minibus carrying school pupils on their way to an athletics competition crashed near Llanbadarn Fynydd.

The White Mercedes Sprinter was carrying nine pupils aged between 14 and 15 and a teacher when it was involved in a one-vehicle collision on the A483 on Wednesday, July 10.

One girl was taken to hospital by paramedics and the rest of the group was moved from the roadside to the safety of Newtown Police Station for assessment and treatment.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: "Officers worked with the teachers to contact the parents of each pupil to let them know what had happened and that their child was in shock, but safe and well."

Police attended the incident at around 10am, along with an ambulance and air ambulance. The A483 road was closed for an hour-and-a-half while the minibus was recovered.

The minibus was travelling from Wrexham to Brecon to take part in an athletics competition.

Inspector Jonathan Rees-Jones said: “Ensuring the safety of this group was of paramount importance for all emergency services at the scene. Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt and we were able to update parents and move the remainder of the group to a safe location at the police station for assessment.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to report it to PC 1127 Aran Wareing by calling 101.