A man has died and another man has been arrested after a multi-vehicle crash on a dual carriageway.

Police were called to the A13 near to the junction with Ferry Lane, Rainham at around 5.50am this morning (October 29).

There had been reports of a crash involving multiple vehicles on the dual carriageway.

A man, believed to be aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are currently working to inform his next of kin.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remains in custody.

A police spokesperson said that there were no other reports of serious injuries after the crash.

Road closures remain in place around the scene and police enquiries into the circumstances continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or via ‘X’ @MetCC and quote reference CAD1688/29Oct.