A lane of the A127 was closed for several hours this morning as officers attended a road traffic collision.

Just after 6.45am, we were made aware that a lorry had lost several steel girders, hitting a car travelling in front of it.

The car then collided with another vehicle.

No injuries were reported and an extensive recovery is ongoing. Both carriageways are now open.

Officers are asking anyone with information to call Chigwell Roads Policing Unit on 101. The incident number is 202 of 02/07.

Alternatively, you can contact the Crimestoppers charity 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org