A man suffered burns and a leg injury last after a 1,000 litre container of bleach fell on him.

Five fire engines were sent to the incident which occurred around 5.25pm in Norton Mandeville, near High Ongar on Wednesday.

The container fell on the man, injuring his leg and spilled its contents onto his skin.

The man was left in the care of Ambulance crews at 6pm, with fire crews securing the scene until 6.25pm.

The extent of the man’s injuries is currently unknown.