The M11 motorway was closed this morning because of a serious crash in Essex after a police pursuit by the Metropolitan Police.

The crash happened on Wednesday morning near Chigwell, Essex Police said.

We are currently on scene of a serious collision on the M11 southbound. The road will be closed for some time into this afternoon between junctions 6 and 4 southbound. Drivers are asked to avoid the area and take an alternative route where possible.

Police statement