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A POLICE officer suffered serious injuries and four men were arrested after a police chase on the M62 ended in a major crash.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "At 11.24pm last night West Yorkshire Police officers attempted to stop a vehicle on the M62 eastbound as it entered the Humberside area.

"As a result of this there was a collision between the vehicle and two police vehicles. One of the police vehicles left the carriageway and was in collision with a bridge stanchion.

"A police officer suffered serious leg injuries as a result and he was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but non-life threatening condition.

"Four people from the non-police vehicle were arrested and remain in custody. Three of them were injured – one suffered neck and back injuries and two others suffered minor injuries.

"Due to the nature of the incident the Independent Office for Police Conduct has been notified.

The M62 eastbound, Junction 34 to Junction 35 is likely to remain closed for some time as investigation work continues."

The crash caused major traffic delays on the M62 overnight as emergency services dealt with the crash.