Two major crashes within two hours of each other on the M25 outside Dartford resulted in one death and four people taken to hospital.

The first crash just before 3pm ahead of the Dartford Crossing resulted in the death of a motorcyclist.

The second happened just a few miles up the motorway between junctions 3 and 4.

This crash was between a coach full of children and two lorries, with four people being taken to hospital including an 11-year-old boy.

Police, Air Ambulance and South East Coast Ambulance Service attended both crashes.

A lorry, a van and a motorbike were all involved in the first collision on the Essex-bound A282 near the Dartford Crossing.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s from Chelmsford, died at the scene.

The second crash happened at around 4.50pm between the coach and two lorries.

The coach had a number of children on board, and one 11-year-old boy was taken to Princess Royal University Hospital.

One of the lorry drivers, a man in his 60s, was taken to Kings College hospital.

A woman in her 40s and the second lorry driver, a man in his 30s, also needed medical attention and were taken to hospital.

There were no other serious injuries reported.