AN injured person had to be freed from a car following a crash near Halstead.

Firefighters were called out to Pennypots Corner along the A131 at 9.23pm on Friday after a single car had been involved in a collision.

The road, which connects Halstead with Braintree, had to be closed for several hours to allow crews to free the person trapped inside.

Firefighters used cutting gear to open the passenger door.

Once freed, the person was left in the care of paramedics who treated them at the scene.