Police are investigating a collision between two motorcylists which delayed the Olympic torch convoy.

At 7.40am this morning on the on the A414 near Hylands Park, Writtle, Chelmsford, a man and a woman, who were known to each other, collided as the torch approached from the opposite direction.

A police spokesman said: "The two cyclists were given immediate medical aid by staff from one of the coaches.

"The two cyclists are being taken to Broomfield Hospital where they will be treated for potential broken bones.

"The Olympic Convoy was delayed for approximately 15 minutes at the scene but is now continuing on its journey across Essex."