UPDATE: 9.45am

ONE person was taken to hospital after a three-vehicle crash on the M4 this morning.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said the accident took place on the eastbound carriageway shortly after 7am and the casualty was conveyed to Royal Gwent Hospital.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.06am today to reports of a three-vehicle road traffic collision on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 near junction 25 for Brynglas.

“A crew in an emergency ambulance attended, and one person was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport.”

UPDATE: 7.58am

DELAYS are reported on the M4 near the Brynglas Tunnel eastbound between J26, A4051 (Malpas Road) and J25a, A4042 (Newport), because of an accident earlier on.

All lanes have been re-opened.