Two people have died and six were injured in an eight vehicle crash.

Police were called at 1:17pm yesterday to reports of a serious crash on the A127 at the junction with Squirrels Heath Road in Romford.

Police, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service attended.

At the scene, eight vehicles had been in the crash and firefighters freed a number of people from their vehicles.

A man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s were pronounced dead at the scene.

Six people suffered injuries and were taken to hospital. None are in a life threatening condition.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash cam footage is asked to contact police on 101 quoting 3570/20FEB.