Two children and one adult were taken to hospital after a crash on a busy road this morning.

There were long delays in both directions on the B1018, Witham Road, after the crash in Hawbrush Green.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "An ambulance, two Hazardous Area Response Team vehicles and and two rapid response vehicles were called to a road traffic collision on the B1018 near Cressing, Braintree shortly after 8am this morning.

"Five people were assessed at the scene and an adult and two children were transported to Broomfield Hospital for further assessment and care."