Surrey

M25 crash: Motorway shut after nine hurt, two seriously

A helicopter lands at the scene Image copyright Surrey Police
Image caption An air ambulance arrived at the scene after the carriageway was closed

Nine people have been injured, two seriously, in a crash involving a minibus and a transit van on the M25.

The road was closed to allow an air ambulance to land on the carriageway after the crash at about 01:30 BST, close to junction 12 at Staines.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, Surrey Police said.

Drivers faced continuing delays after the motorway being re-opened at 09:30 BST after the anti-clockwise stretch was partially closed during rush hour.

The force said the closure of the carriageway had been necessary to clear a fuel spillage and for the crash to be investigated.

Air passengers travelling from Gatwick or Heathrow airports were also warned to plan "significant extra time".

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