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Two dead in M11 crash

The scene of the crash on the M11 northbound
The scene of the crash on the M11 northbound Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two people have died in a crash on the M11 involving five vehicles.

Essex Police say a man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The collision happened on the northbound carriageway between junctions 7-8 Harlow to Stansted Airport junctions and involved a lorry, horse box and three cars.

The northbound carriageway will remain closed into the evening. Driers are advised to avoid the area and find alternate routes.

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Update on 'serious' crash on the M11 in Essex

Map showing where the collision happened on the M11 in Essex.

Emergency services have been called to the scene of a serious collision on the M11 in Essex. It happened at around 2.15pm and the road is closed northbound between junctions 7-8 and will be for some considerable time.

The collision between junction 7 for Harlow and junction 8 for Bishop's Stortford and Stansted involves a number of cars, a HGV and horse box with five horses on board.

One vehicle caught alight and there are serious injuries. One man has been flown by air ambulance to Addenbrooke's Hospital with internal injuries and another person taken by ambulance to hospital with a head injury. There are a further two casualties at the scene.

M11 crash update

Several people have been injured in a "very serious" five-vehicle crash which has closed the M11 in Essex.

There are "multiple casualties" following the smash on the M11 between junction seven for Harlow and junction eight for Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport.

The motorway is shut in both directions after the crash involving three cars, a lorry and a horsebox, Essex Fire and Rescue said.

Five fire crews from nearby towns are at the scene of the accident, while the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance has been flying victims to hospital

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Essex: Man jailed for Stansted bomb hoax

Alan Patey.
Alan Patey. Credit: Essex Police

A man has been jailed for three years after a plane had to be diverted to Stansted Airport because he made a bomb threat.

49-year-old Alan Patey, who has no fixed address, admitted the bomb hoax.

It happened when he was on board an Airbus flying from Sri Lanka to Heathrow last September.

Police said it was a traumatic incident for the pilot, crew and passengers.

Stansted Airport is best for low-cost airlines

Stansted Airport in Essex. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Stansted Airport has been named the world's best for low-cost airlines for the fourth year in a row at an international award ceremony.

The accolade is based on a survey of 13 million passengers at more than 400 airports across the world.

Stansted recorded a growth in passenger numbers last year for the first time since 2007.

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