A person has been taken to a major trauma centre after a "serious crash" on the A13 which London's Air Ambulance attended.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) said it was called at 10.33am today (November 29) to a report of a crash on the A13 near Dagenham.

Severe delays on the A13 have been reported by the AA as a result of a "serious crash".

LAS treated two people, one of whom was taken to a major trauma centre, after London’s Air Ambulance was dispatched.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an ambulance crew, a medic in a fast response car, an incident response officer, a clinical team manager and members of our hazardous area response team," an LAS spokesperson said.

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The other patient was discharged at the scene, he added.

Road closures remain in place on the A13 into town from the A1306 Ripple Road (Goresbrook Interchange) to Renwick Road.

Congestion goes back as far as Ferry Lane at Rainham Marshes, the AA added.