The East of England Ambulance Service has confirmed:
- Two buses collided at 16:27 near Epping
- Five ambulances were sent to the scene
- One person seriously injured
- The man and teenager have been freed from wreckage
A man and teenage girl are trapped on two separate buses after they collided near Epping in Essex.
It emerged today that former Olympic triple jumper Phillips Idowu was caught drink-driving after police were called to a domestic incident at his home.
Appearing today at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court Idowu was also ordered to complete community service. His solicitor, Joe Life, told the court he had been out with friends the previous night and returned home to bed.
Idowu was banned from driving for 24 months and must pay a fine of £145 and £85 costs.
Former Olympic triple jumper Phillips Idowu has been banned from driving after magistrates in Essex heard that an "emergency" forced him to drive while drunk. The 34-year-old, from Epping, pleaded guilty to driving his Land Rover while two and a half times the legal alcohol limit.
Former triple jump world champion, Phillips Idowu, is due to appear in court in Essex today on a drink-driving charge. Idowu is accused of driving through Epping in Essex on September 20 while being over the drink-drive limit. He is due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates' Court.
Phillips Idowu is accused of driving while over the limit by having 96 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. He won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and World Championship gold in Berlin the following year.
Traffic on the M11 was brought to a halt this afternoon, after a lorry full of beans shed its load on the motorway.
The driver had been trying to avoid a car that had crashed, when the lorry jack-knifed, leaving tins of baked beans scattered across all three lanes.
The southbound carriageway had to be closed, while the Highways Agency cleared the road.
The accident happened between junctions six and seven near Epping just before 3pm and the motorway was fully reopened by 6pm. The lorry driver was not hurt.