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Update: Man and baby girl taken to hospital after vehicles collide with lorry on A12 near Stanway

PUBLISHED: 21:59 22 May 2014

Police were at the scene of a crash on the A12

Police were at the scene of a crash on the A12

Archant

Emergency services were at the scene of a crash on the A12 which blocked the road in the London-bound direction.

Police were called to the road near Stanway at 5pm after a lorry had collided with two vehicles. But earlier reports had told of several cars being involved.

A force spokeswoman had advised motorists to avoid the road. Two lanes were closed with congestion going back some five miles.

An ambulance spokeswoman said: “We were called at 4.59pm to the collision. Two people in a car – a man and a baby girl – were both assessed and taken to Colchester General Hospital with minor injuries and further assessment.”

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service said its crews rescued one person trapped in a car following the crash.

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 25 year-old male from Ipswich, who has not been seen for a week.

Police have halted filling in the landfill cell where they believe the body of missing RAF man Corrie McKeague is located.

A lorry which overturned at the junction 19 A12 Boreham Interchange, Chelmsford, has been righted by police.

Firefighters have returned to scene of a straw fire, which has re-ignited just outside a village near Stowmarket.

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