A 62-year-old man from Benfleet has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a three vehicle pile up on the A127 this morning.

Police were called to the incident on the eastbound carriageway near Rayleigh Weir at 11.05am and subsequently all three emergency services attended.

Occupants of the vehicles, a silver Audi A3, a black Ford Focus and a silver Kia Sedona, were treated by paramedics at the scene but no-one required hospital treatment.

Following further investigations by the police, the 62-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and taken to Grays police station for questioning.