POLICE are appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage after a serious crash on the M42 near Bromsgrove.

The smash involved a blue Seat Leon, which caught fire, and a blue Volkswagen Golf in the early hours of Saturday morning (September 23).

It happened at around 12.15am between on the westbound carriageway between junction 2 for Hopwood and junction 1 for Bromsgrove.

Three people were injured and were taken to hospital for treatment.

One person remains in a critical but stable condition at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving and driving without insurance. He has been released under investigation.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed or has dash-cam footage of the collision, or either of the vehicles in the minutes before it.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Danny Somner on danny.somner@westmercia.police.uk or 07773051327 quoting incident 11i of 23 September 2023".