A serious accident involving a van and a mini-bus brought traffic chaos to the M25 and the surrounding areas of Slough, Langley and Staines this morning.

The motorway closed between Junction 13 (Staines) and Junction 12 (M3) following the collision.

At 1.30am emergency services were called to an accident involving a white transit van and a minibus carrying passengers, shortly before Junction 12.

In total nine people have been injured, two seriously. A man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The road was closed in both directions to allow an air ambulance to land.

The anticlockwise stretch remained closed to allow the scene to be cleared because of a fuel spillage and to allow the collision investigators to carry out their work.

The work impacted the rugh hour badly as drivers were asked to leave the M25 at J13 and take the A30 towards London, diverting through the Crooked Billet roundabout at Staines into Sunbury to reach the M3.

Huge rush hour queues built up around Staines and Langley near Slough.

Officers want to speak to anyone who saw the collision, or the moments leading up to it. They are also keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam or helmet-cam footage from the area at around the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 to speak to Surrey Police, and quote reference PR/P18236045.