EMERGENCY services had to be called in to action following a collision which saw a car burst in to flames.

Essex Police and the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service were called in Church Street, Sible Hedingham on Tuesday.

They received reports of a car collision at around 11.16pm.

A vehicle involved in the collision was reported to be on fire.

As a result, on-call firefighters from Sible Hedingham were in attendance to combat the inferno.

Essex Police closed off the road during the incident and occupants of the vehicle were said to be unharmed.

Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire by 11.48pm.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "We were called to a vehicle fire in Church Street, Sible Hedingham on Tuesday. July 13 at 11.16pm.

"On-call firefighters from Sible Hedingham attended and extinguished the fire by 11.48pm.

"The fire was a result of a collision."