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Driver's lucky escape after car is 'sliced in half' on M25

A driver in Surrey had a very lucky escape earlier this week after their car was virtually sliced in half in a crash on the M25.

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caught in the M25 traffic? Luckily only minor injury. 2× Good Samaritans stopped and gave F AID & shelter, thank you. http://t.co/yuwtAjUEtK

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The crash happened near Egham on Monday night when the Volkswagen Golf collided with a BMW. The driver was treated for only minor injuries. In a statement, Surrey Police said:

"We would like to thank the members of the public who stopped and gave first aid prior to the arrival of emergency services."

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Cyclist arrested for taking a spin on the M25 in Surrey

A cyclist has been arrested after being found riding on the M25. The 44-year-old, from Ghana, was stopped in Surrey this morning and found to have overstayed his immigration visitor's visa.

He cycled along the hard shoulder of the M25 from junction 11 to junction 13 before he was stopped by officers from Surrey Police's roads unit.

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A pedal cyclist has been arrested after cycling along the M25 Motorway and found to have overstayed his immigration visitors permit

To which one Surrey resident replied:

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@surreyroadcops Oh Dear, not his day. Should have used his extra time in the UK to read the Highway Code!

Network Rail worker hit by a train in Surrey

A Network Rail worker has been hit by a train in Surrey. British Transport Police say officers were called shortly before 11am to Redhill tunnel.

According to getsurrey.co.uk emergency crews worked for two hours to rescue the worker, thought to be aged in his 60s. It's thought he was involved in routine rail maintenance.

McLaren worker critically injured after supercar crash

A McLaren worker has been left critically injured after the supercar he was driving crashed and left him impaled on a fence post. The man, who has not been identified, left the A285 at Duncton in West Sussex, and rolled in a car reported to be a McLaren 650S.

A spokesman for Woking-based McLaren said his family were with him in hospital, adding:

Our thoughts are with our friend and colleague, and his family.

A message on McLaren's Facebook page said:

We are all thinking of our friend and colleague following a serious accident on Friday.Out of respect for his family we won't mention his name but we wish him a swift recovery and look forward to seeing him back at work soon.

Campaign to improve Thames defences launched

Flooding in Surrey in February 2014 Credit: Twitter/@eagleradio

Seven local authorities who were hit by February's flooding have joined together to ask for £265 million river defences from the Government.

Homes in South Avenue, Egham were flooded in February 2014 Credit: ITV News/Simon Harris

Surrey, Richmond, Kingston, Windsor and Maidenhead, Elmbridge, Spelthorne and Runnymede councils have agreed to create a business case for the River Thames Scheme, to protect riverside homes and businesses by building a flood channel and improving three weirs.

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Half of workshop alight after garage 'explosion'

London Fire Brigade said: "Firefighters are currently dealing with a fire at a garage in Limpsfield Road, South Croydon. Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers from Addington, Purley and Croydon fire stations are at the scene.

"Half of the workshop is alight. One man has been has been treated for smoke inhalation by Surrey Ambulance Service. The Brigade was called at 1117. The cause of the fire is not known at this stage."

Lawyer welcomes post-mortem report into flood death

We welcome this full post-mortem report, which will form part of the information provided to the coroner when the full inquest into Zane's death takes place.

We will continue to work with the police with their investigations into the causes of this tragedy and who was responsible.

We await further information provided by other agencies following their investigations, as many questions still remain unanswered into what toxins were present within the property on the night of Zane's death.

– Vijay Ganapathy, Lawyer
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