This was the scene after the emergency services released a man who had been trapped in his van after a collision on the A1(M) this morning.

Fire crews from Huntingdon, Sawtry and Stanground were called to the accident, which happened at 8.30am on the A1 southbound between Sawtry and Alconbury.

The crash involved two small lorries, a van and a car.

Firefighters had to cut a 30-year-old man out of the van and he was free by 8.50am.

They worked alongside medics from the ambulance service and life-saving charity Magpas, who sedated him and gave him A&E-style care.

The Magpas team accompanied the patient in an ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where the man was said to be in a serious but stable condition.

Three lanes of the carriageway were closed and police warned the lanes remained shut off, four hours after the crash.