All lanes closed yesterday when a van burst into flames on the M25 have re-opened.

Six people were taken to hospital following a collision at junction 27 on the M25, which left a van on fire.

A man in his 30's and a 15-year-old girl were taken to Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone after suffering multiple burns.

Four further casualties were also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The incident caused traffic to come to a standstill whilst crews in breathing apparatus used one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

Two lanes remained closed between 9.30am and 8pm while the anticlockwise carriageway was resurfaced.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "All casualties were taken to hospital and their injuries are not thought to be life threatening."