There are "long delays" and miles of congestion on the M25 this afternoon (Thursday) following a crash.

Highways south east England said that there are delays of around 50 minutes and that there is eight miles of congestion.

This is between junction 8 and 9 anti-clockwise following a collision.

Traffic was been stopped while the vehicles involved were moved to the hard shoulder - but all four lanes are now open.

Full police statement here.