A man in his 40s has been cut free from his car by fire crews and taken to hospital following a serious accident on the M25.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called just before 1pm to the two-car collision on the M25 anticlockwise between junction three M20/ A20 (Swanley Interchange) and junction two A2.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "One male was trapped in a vehicle. He was cut free and taken to hospital by South East Coast Ambulance crews.

"We received the stop call at 1.57pm."

South East Coast Ambulance crews took the casualty, who was fully concious but suffering neck and leg pains to Princess Royal Hospital in Orpington as a priority.

The crash has seen lane closures put in place.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "At the moment only lane one is open around the scene of the collision.

"All the other lanes are closed."