A12 closed following mutiple crashes

MOTORISTS faced severe disrupts travelling around Colchester tonight after a series of accidents which forced police to close down the A12.

MOTORISTS faced severe disruptions travelling around Colchester tonight after a series of accidents which forced police to close down the A12.

The first collision happened shortly after 4.10pm and a further crash led officers to close down the A12 outside the Essex town.

It is understood the ambulance service were called to one of the accidents and took someone to hospital.

Essex police said a lorry was one of the vehicles involved.