Two people have been injured after a four-vehicle crash on the M40 near Banbury, which caused traffic disruption for hours.

The crash happened on the M40 between J12 Gaydon and J11 Banbury at around 10.10am today (Saturday, June 1).

National Highways traffic officers, police and ambulance service soon responded to the scene.

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A Thames Valley Police spokesperson confirmed a man, who was driving one of the four vehicles involved, and a teenage girl, who was a passenger, were injured. 

The spokesperson said they both suffered "minor injuries" and could not confirm whether either patient was hospitalised.   

Two lanes were closed as a result causing severe delays for motorists, while there were also reports of oil spillage in the area. 

At its worst, there were five miles of traffic congestion - as far north on the M40 as Warmington and Mollington to just before Nethercote. 

Some drivers were forced to wait 90 minutes in the build-up as emergency services responded to those caught up in the crash and moved vehicles to clear the motorway. 

The spokesperson did confirm the four cars involved in the crash included a grey Land Rover Discovery Sport, a red Hyundai Ioniq, a white Ford Focus and a blue Porsche Macan. 

All lanes were reopened on the M40 southbound between J12 Gaydon and J11 Banbury around 1.10pm.