M25 crash: new picture

A multi-vehicle crash has closed the M25 between junctions 29 and 30 near Thurrock Credit: Ria Chatterjee/ITV London

One person has been killed and five people including a child have been airlifted to hospital after a crash on the M25 near Lakeside in Essex.

The crash involving three lorries and five cars happened around 12.30pm and the southbound carriageway is closed.

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Accident closes M25

A multi-vehicle crash has closed the M25 between junctions 29 and 30 near Thurrock. The carriageway is expected to remain closed into this evening’s peak period while police investigations continue.