Two dead in M11 coach crash

Two people have been killed and several others injured in a crash between a lorry and a coach.

The driver of the lorry and a passenger on board the coach died following the accident in the early hours of this morning on the southbound section of the M11 motorway.

The motorway is currently closed in both directions between junction 8, the turn-off for Stansted Airport, and junction 9 at Great Chesterford.

An Essex Police spokesman said police and emergency services were alerted to the crash at 2.20am.

He said: "Several people went to hospital as a precaution. They have been released.

"There are three people who are getting treatment still in hospital, as far as we know for back injuries, but we are not sure of the severity at the moment."