Latest update: The M5 has now reopened after a crash which left four people in hspital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the southbound carriage of the M5, between junctions 6 and 5, at 8.35am and sent four ambulances, a paramedic officer and a BASICS doctor to the scene.

Highways England has now confirmed the closed northbound section has reopened although druvers are advised to proceed with caution as debris is still being cleared.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a lorry and numerous cars that had been involved in the collision.

“In total, ambulance staff assessed eight patients, four of whom required transporting to hospital whilst four were able to be discharged at the scene.

“Three men and a woman received treatment at the scene for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Worcester Royal Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

The multi-vechicle crash happened this morning, the M5 was closed between Junction 6, Warndon, and 5, for Droitwich.

A spokesman from Highways England said that closure at J6 northound will be opened shortly once traffic has cleared.

Emergency services, including reportedly six fire engines, were called to the scene.

Lane 3 and 4 of the M5 heading southbound were also closed, but are now open.

West Mercia Police said: "Following a multi-vehicle collision this morning at about 8.30am, M5 northbound Junction 6 and Junction 5 is completely closed and southbound direction partially blocked.

"Emergency services in attendance, no serious injuries reported.

"Motorists advised to avoid this area for the next few hours if possible."