Van carrying prisoners engulfed by flames
19 August 2013 Last updated at 17:26 BST
Three prisoners were left handcuffed by the side of a road after a security van carrying them became engulfed in fire.
Security firm Serco said its van was at the junction of the A414/B181 near Chelmsford when the fire broke out at about 13:00 BST.
The male inmates waited handcuffed to each other for a replacement vehicle to complete their journey from Harlow to court in Chelmsford.