A MAN was rescued by firefighters after a crash which caused chaos across Maldon.

Yesterday afternoon, two vehicles reportedly collided on the A414 between London Road and Heybridge Road.

A man was left trapped in his vehicle and firefighters worked to remove the roof from the vehicle to free him. He was left in the care of the ambulance service.

The police were called at about 2.40pm to reports of a multi-vehicle collision. The fire service was later called at 3.07pm.

The crash caused severe delays in Maldon and Heybridge as the road was closed following the accident and oil spillage.

A spokesman for Essex Police confirmed their inquiries are ongoing and said: “If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us. Please quote incident 617 of 18 January.

“You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

“If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.”