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Police patrol playground after a six year old boy is seriously hurt by broken glass

Police are patrolling a park in Stansted after a young boy was seriously hurt by broken glass

Police are patrolling a recreation ground at Stansted in Essex after a six year old boy suffered a serious hand injury caused by glass that had been left on a slide.

He had to have an operation after suffering a deep cut to his hand and is now recovering at home Investigating officer Dc Greg Najdan said

This is a serious incident where a child sustained almost life-changing injuries.
Luckily he is now recovering but we’d like to advise all parents to check playground equipment before letting their children play on it. We have allocated patrols to the park to avoid this type of incident happening in the future.

– DC Greg Najdan, Essex Police

Driver killed when van hit by concrete block is named

The man killed when his van crashed on the M11 in Essex and was found to have a block of concrete smashed through the windscreen has been named.

He was 61-year-old Andrew Brett of Alexandra Road in Sible Hedingham.

Mr Brett crashed into the central reservation of the M11 near Bishop's Stortford before veering into a tree on the side of the road on Wednesday afternoon.

The crash happened on the M11 at Birchanger near Bishop's Stortford on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The incident is being treated as suspicious because a brick-sized piece of concrete had hit the windscreen but police ruled out the block being thrown from a bridge or the roadside.

“We continue to keep an open mind as to how it came to strike the windscreen and ended up inside the van, and whether this was the result of a deliberate act or accidental. “It is vital we speak to drivers who were travelling on the M11 Birchanger area, either north or southbound, at around 4.50pm.

– Detective Chief Inspector Martin Pasmore, Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate

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Long delays on the M11 near Stansted after crash

A multi-vehicle crash has caused major delays on the M11. Credit: Tony Scott / ITV News

There are a major delays on the M11 in Essex after a multi-vehicle crash.

The accident happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 7 for Harlow and Junction 8 for Bishop's Stortford.

Police and the air ambulance have been called to the scene and traffic is being held while they deal with the scene.

Highways England say the congestion is likely to remain until mid afternoon.

The southbound carriageway was also closed so the air ambulance could land.

There are fears people trapped in the traffic jam will miss flights at Stansted and there have been reports of people leaving cars and walking along the carriageway to get to the airport.

Highways England is warning that delays on the M11 in Essex may last until 4pm. Credit: Tony Scott / ITV News

No explosives found on easyJet plane diverted to Germany

Cologne-Bonn airport in Germany Credit: AP

German police said no explosives were found on board a Stansted-bound easyJet flight from Slovenia that was diverted when the pilot was alerted to a "suspicious conversation" with "terrorist content".

Three British men were arrested after the flight was diverted to Cologne-Bonn Airport in Germany yesterday afternoon. They have since been released.

A backpack belonging to the men was blown up by police, but wasn't found to have contained explosives.

All 151 passengers on board were evacuated from the plane down emergency slides

Flights were suspended at the airport for three hours and passengers only arrived back at Stansted this afternoon.

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