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Queuing traffic between J1 and J2 on M6 Northbound Credit: PA

Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to a fuel spillage and a broken down lorry on the M6 Northbound between J1 A426 (Rugby / Lutterworth) and J2 M69 / A46 (Coventry).

Travel time is around 20 minutes.

Lanes one and two (of three) are closed about one mile after J1. Fire crews are on scene to clean the spillage.


Tributes paid to 'generous' 18-year-old killed in crash

Jordan Shields Credit: Warwickshire Police

The family of a man who died in a collision on the A46 near Kenilworth on Saturday night (20 May), have paid tribute to him.

18-year-old Jordan Shields, from Coventry, died when his black VW Polo left the road, collided with trees and overturned.

His family said:

On Saturday 20 May a light was extinguished in our family when our darling Jordan was cruelly taken from us. He had grown into a fine young man. He was kind, generous, hardworking and funny with a strong sense of right and wrong.

Over the last few days we have come to realise what a positive impact he made on so many people. He is irreplaceable and our hearts are broken.

We would like to thank all family and friends for their kind messages of condolence.

– Family Statement

Manchester attack: Two forces to review security measures

West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police released a joint statement Credit: PA

Two police forces have released a joint statement offering support to those involved in the Manchester attack and stated their plans to review security measures, to ensure safety.

At least 22 people have died and 59 have been injured in a suicide attack. Police said the explosion is being treated as a terrorist incident until they know otherwise.

West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police said:

Last night's atrocity at the Manchester Arena has shocked and saddened us all and the thoughts of the officers, staff, special constables and volunteers within West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police are with those affected.

It has been heart warming to see the people of Manchester come together to support each other and the emergency services. It is testimony to the overwhelming power of community spirit.

Across the counties that we serve we regularly review our security measures and we will be doing this again today to ensure that all is being done to keep you and your families safe.

It remains vital that the police and the public work together to combat terrorism.

– West Mercia Police statement
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