A THREE-CAR crash on the A338 Spur Road forced the partial closure of one southbound lane.

Emergency services were on the scene of the accident, which happened just before the Blackwater junction at around 6pm.

Part of the outside lane, for vehicles travelling towards Bournemouth, was closed and police were directing traffic past the vehicles involved.

There were not believed to be any injuries.

The vehicles have since been recovered and the lane re-opened.