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Motorway re-opened after hours of delays

Thousands of motorists have been stranded for hours today after the M3 motorway was closed - by what police have described as "potentially hazardous material" in the carriageway.

The stretch between junctions nine and eleven near Winchester was sealed off shortly before four o'clock this morning. It has resulted in traffic chaos across a wide area of Hampshire, as Richard Slee reports.


Man jailed for drug offences


Lucas Hicks, who's 25 from Didcot pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply cocaine and one count of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

He was sentenced to 36 months in prison.

Hicks was stopped by officers in December 2016 in the car park of a supermarket in London Road, Newbury. He was found to be in possession of seven bags of cocaine. A later search of his house found further quantities of cocaine and other drugs paraphernalia.


Body discovered in village

Police are continuing to appeal for information following the discovery of a body near to the village of Chilmark in Wiltshire on Thursday afternoon.

Officers investigating this incident would like to hear from anyone who was driving in the area of Cow Drove, Chilmark, on Thursday 21st of September up until the time police attended at 2.30pm. They are especially interested in any potential dashcam footage of Cow Drove taken during this time.

Detective Sergeant Louise Randall said: "Cow Drove is a very minor road, but we know it is widely used by drivers heading into Chilmark from the A303.

"Anyone who was driving along this route, especially if they have any dashcam video footage is asked to contact Wiltshire Police so that we can review it.

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