People have been trying to keep themselves fed, warm and amused after being stuck on the M5 for several hours this evening.

A serious crash at around 5.45pm which involved seven vehicles including a lorry and a motorbike closed the entire motorway between J5 at Droitwich and J6 to Worcester.

After an air ambulance landed to remove a seriously injured casualty, the northbound carriageway was soon reopened.

However five hours on and hundreds of people remained trapped on the southbound side as police continue to investigate the crash site.

Efforts to turn vehicles around from the rear of the traffic jam appear to have been delayed for some time, with people struggling to remain still for so long.

While some have looked to amuse themselves during the extreme long wait.

A Tweet from West Mercia Police at 930pm said: "M5 southbound Jc 5-6 remains closed whilst we continue collision investigation work.

"We are working hard to try and reopen ASAP. Looking around 22.30hrs."

Tweets from the scene appear to show that the final motorists have started to remove from the scene at around 11pm, having been on the carriageway for six hours or more.