An alleged thief crashed a suspected stolen car in the Dartford Tunnel and then escaped on a motorbike.

Kent Police were called to a three-car crash in the tunnel last night (September 6), at about 10.30pm.

Highways England said the tunnel was shut due to an over-turned car.

One of the cars is reported to have been stolen.

The driver escaped on a motorbike, which was riding in convoy, prior to police arriving.

A spokeswoman for Kent Police said no arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

No injuries have been reported from the crash.