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Severe delays and road closed due to spillage of glue and overturned lorry on M11 in both directions between J7 A414 / B1393 (Harlow) and J8 A120 / B1256 (Stansted Airport / Bishops Stortford), congestion on Northbound to J6 M25.

Essex Police say that people near the scene MUST stay in their vehicles as the fumes are hazardous to health. The road is likely to remain closed late into tonight


Police arrest man over police bike crash on M11

Detectives investigating a hit and run which left a police motorcyclist officer with serious injuries have arrested a man.

The 23 year old was arrested in Essex last night on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and burglary offences. He has been taken to Huntingdon Police Station.

The officer was on a police motorbike on the M11 when it was involved in a collision with a black BMW at about 4pm on Monday, June 9.

The driver of the BMW failed to stop at the scene of the collision and made off towards Essex.

The vehicle, which had been stolen, was recovered in Harston later.

Man charged after van driven wrong way on the M11

A man has been charged with five offences after a van was stolen and driven for nearly 50 miles the wrong way along a motorway.

Officers were called at about 1.40am on Wednesday after a white Transit van was taken from Stock Road in Billericay, Essex.

The vehicle was driven to Harlow where it joined the M11, travelling north on the southbound carriageway. The van was eventually stopped on the A14 at Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire.

Ryan Nee, 19, of Harebell Way, Romford, has been charged with burglary and theft, taking a motor vehicle without consent, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence,

Van drove 50 miles the wrong way on M11 and A14

Police are appealing for witnesses after a stolen van was driven the wrong way down the M11 and A14 for nearly 50 miles.

Police say up to 100 vehicles, including HGVs, were forced to dodge the van as it was driven from Essex into Cambridgeshire to escape a police pursuit.

The van joined the M11 at Hastingwood driving north on the southbound carriageway.

Essex police say vehicles monitored the van from the northbound carriageway while a police helicopter flew overhead.

The van stopped after crashing into an HGV near Junction 24 of the A14 at Godmanchester.

A 19-year-old man from Romford was arrested on suspicion of aggravated taking a vehicle without consent, dangerous driving, no insurance, no licence and failing to stop for police.


Brother and sister killed in M11 crash

scene of the crash Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police said the two people killed in a crash on the M11 yesterday were a brother and sister.

The crash happened near junction 8 at Birchanger yesterday afternoon. The dead pair are believed to be a 53-year-old man from the Netherlands and a 45-year-old woman from Kent.

Their family has been informed but they have not been formally identified.

They were in a Toyota car that was struck by other vehicles and collided with the rear of a Mercedes horse box, with five horses on board. The car caught light with the impact. They died at the scene.

Two people were taken to hospital. Their injuries are nor believed to be life threatening.

The driver of a lorry was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The 49-year-old man from Staffordshire was questioned and later released on police bail until September 15.

Object dropped on to car from motorway bridge

Police are appealing for information after an object was dropped from a bridge on to a car on the M11 in Essex.

A woman from Norfolk was driving northwards along the motorway at about 5.15pm on Tuesday when it is believed something was thrown from the junction seven bridge at Harlow.

The sun roof of the woman’s car, a black Volkswagen Golf, was smashed but she was not injured.

Call Essex Police on 101.

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