A man has been airlifted to hospital after a crash that closed a major Suffolk road for almost nine hours. 

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to the crash along the A143 near Stanton at about 12.05pm on Saturday. 

A spokesman for Suffolk police said a white Renault Clio, a white Toyota Yaris and a blue Ford Fiesta were involved in the crash. 

The driver of the Renault Clio – a man aged in his 80s - was flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital having sustained serious injuries.

He remains in hospital with his condition now described as stable.

The driver and passenger of the Ford Fiesta - two women - sustained injuries and were taken to West Suffolk Hospital for treatment.

The male driver of the Toyota Yaris was treated for injuries at the scene.

All three vehicles had to be recovered and the road remained closed until 8.50pm on Saturday evening.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the Roads and Armed Policing Team at Bury St Edmunds police station quoting the reference number 37/30474/24.