POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a two-car crash on the M3 earlier this morning.

The accident caused severe delays during the morning rush hour.

It happened at around 7am on the northbound carriageway between junctions 6 (A339/Black Dam Roundabout) and 7 (A30/Dummer).

One of the cars involved failed to stop at the scene, according to police.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who was in the area, or had dashcam footage, to contact them.

They say that enquiries are "ongoing".

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "We were called at 7.02am today following a collision between a Peugeot 2008 and a Vauxhall Corsa on the M3 northbound between junctions 7 and 6.

"The Corsa failed to stop. Enquiries are ongoing.

"We would urge anyone who saw the collision or who may have a dashcam and was travelling on this section of the M3 to contact us on 101, quoting 44190438340."