Serious collision near Writtle

Police are on the scene of a serious two-vehicle collision on the A414 near Writtle which was reported shortly after 1pm this afternoon, Thursday April 11.

All emergency services were sent to the scene, close to Hanging Garden Nurseries. One person has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.

The road is closed in both directions, and the closure is expected to be in place throughout the evening rush hour.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or any suspicious behaviour is asked to contact police by submitting a report at or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively, you can call us on 101.

Please cite crime incident 565 of April 11.