SEVERAL people, including one child, have been injured in a  coach crash on the M5 this morning.

The coach from Stourbridge was heading to Western Super Mare for a seaside trip when it left the road, overturned and landed in a ditch at junction 13.

Out of the 54 people on board, six received minor injuries, one being a child who was taken to Bristol Children's Hospital and the driver has a suspected back injury, but is conscious.

The southbound carriageway of the M5 has been closed at junction 13 following the accident and transport is being laid on to take passengers from the scene.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: "The public are asked to bear with Gloucestershire Police who are receiving multiple calls about this incident Witnesses or others with information about the incident are asked to postpone calls till later today, on 101, quoting Incident Number 92 of 19 August.

"Callers regarding other incidents are asked to be patient when trying to contact the police at this time."

Great Western and Wiltshire air ambulances are on the scene.