An adult and two children were taken to hospital after a vehicle caught fire following a crash on the M25.

Emergency services were called after the vehicle hit a barrier between junctions 28 and 27 on the northbound carriageway yesterday morning (Monday, April 10).

Firefighters from Harold Hill and Hornchurch fire stations were called to the scene at 9.21am and worked for more than 20 minutes to get the passengers to safety.

The London Fire Brigade said the incident was over by 9.47am.

A diversion was put in place using the junction 28 exit and entry points via the Brook St roundabout, while the carriageway was closed for around an hour.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) also sent a crew with an incident response officer to the site.

A LAS spokesperson said: “We treated an adult and two children at the scene before taking them to hospital.”

A spokesperson for National Highways said: “While recovery and repair took place the nearside lane remained closed, but the two other lanes were opened from 10.49am”.

Last month, an accident involving two lorries and a car near Brook Street badly damaged an HGV. No injuries were reported.