FIREFIGHTERS cut a woman free from a car following a crash in Basildon.

It happened following a crash in Nethermayne which caused the road to be closed off for about two hours.

Crews arrived at about 1.45pm on Saturday to find three cars had collided.

They had to help a woman who was in a silver Vauxhall Zafira with three toodlers and a baby.

None of the children were injured but the woman was complaining of neck and back pain so she was cut free.

She was then placed on a spinal board and taken away by ambulance to be checked over.

Anyone with information is asked to call the road policing unit at Laindon on 101.