Three people have been injured after a police pursuit ended with a car crashing near Buckden roundabout.

There has been heavy congestion on roads in the area after the incident caused one lane of the A1 to be closed.

Police said the crash happened at about 4.30am today (Thursday, January 25) when officers from the Road Policing Unit received reports of a stolen vehicle travelling south on the A1 from Lincolnshire.

A spokesman said: "Officers pursued the vehicle but it failed to stop and was involved in a collision close to Buckden roundabout.

"Three people were injured as a result of the collision and have been taken to hospital."