A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a crash with a van this morning.

The collision happened just before 8am outside the Chessington Garden Centre on the A243 Leatherhead Road near the B280 Fairoak Lane junction and led to the closure of the road for 40minutes.

Police and an ambulance crew both attended the incident.

A spokeswoman from London Ambulance said: “We were called at 7:45am this morning to Leatherhead Road in Chessington to reports of a road traffic incident.

“Staff treated one person, a 25-year-old man for ankle and facial injuries. He was taken as a priority to St George’s Hospital.”