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Horses break loose after horsebox crash on M25

The horsebox collided with another vehicle between junctions 9 and 8 on the M25 Credit: PA

Two horses broke loose after a horsebox was involved in a crash on the M25 in Surrey, leading to tailbacks on a busy summer holiday weekend.

The collision between the horsebox and another vehicle, possibly a white HGV, happened between junctions 9 and 8 at around 9.40am.

Traffic officers at Surrey Police said there were no human injuries. One of the two horses suffered some injuries but was still able to walk.

A driver towing an empty horsebox helped secure the loose animals at the scene as Surrey Police appealed for witnesses to the accident to call them on 101.

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Appeal to find nurse who witnessed crash

Thames Valley Police is asking a witness to come forward, who is thought to have been first to the scene of a collision that happened two weeks ago on Monday 20th July at around 8.30pm.

It occurred on the B4026 Charlbury Road in Chipping Norton, just outside the village of Spellsbury, in which a green and blue coloured Ford Focus left the road and collided with a hedge.

A 29 year old man from Banbury has been arrested in relation to this incident on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident. He has been released on police bail until 24 August.

“We believe that a female nurse was first on the scene. However at the moment we have not been able to speak to this potential witness who may have information about what happened. Iwould ask them, or anyone else who saw this collision to come forward to assist us with the investigation. They can call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.”

– Investigating officer, PC Paul Daniells

Man fighting for life after car crash

Police are appealing for any witnesses to a serious car crash in Gillingham.

A 67 year-old man sustained a serious injury when the Ford Focus he was travelling in came off the road in Hoath Way, Gillingham on Friday night.

At around 7:52pm a blue Ford Focus was heading from Bowaters Roundabout, Rainham towards Hempstead on Hoath Way. Then, for an as yet unexplained reason, the 67 year-old man lost control of his vehicle. It left the carriageway to his nearside, mounting a grass bank before thn overturning into the driver side. No other vehicles were involved.

– PC Simon Masterson

Family of crash victim pay tribute

Andy Roberts died following a collision on the Swanley Interchange slip road Credit: Kent Police

The family of a man who died in a collision on the A20 last weekend have issued a tribute in his memory.

Andy Roberts, 44, died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision on the Swanley interchange slip road, at about 3.15am on Saturday 6 June.

His family have now issued the following tribute:

"Andy loved his family and was a true family man. He was a father to seven children and was married to his wife Sarah for 12 years. He was a much-loved son, brother, uncle and nephew. He has been described by his eldest son Ben as his idol. Andy was a mechanic and worked with cars for most of his life. He was a very hardworking man and would help anyone and happily go out of his way. He had a love of films and had a large collection. He also had a passion for World War II planes, especially German aircrafts. He was a larger than life character and all who met him, loved him. He had an infectious smile that would bring joy to all. Andy will be missed greatly and was loved by all his family, friends and all who knew him."

– The family of Andy Roberts

Officers investigating the collision continue to appeal for anyone who may have seen Mr Roberts’ green E-class coupe Mercedes shortly before the collision. They would particularly like to speak to the driver of a black Audi who may have been stopped nearby around the same time and seen the car.

Woman who lost arm in horrific crash is reunited with her rescuers

A woman whose car flipped over three times in a crash which left her with terrible injuries has been reunited with her rescuers.

Danielle Bartley - a mother-of-one from Andover - was lucky to survive. Her car span out of control - and overturned - after hitting a puddle at 60 miles per hour.

Danielle broke several bones in her neck and spine in the crash on the M3, near Hook in Hampshire, in November. She ended up losing her right arm. Report by Mel Bloor.

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Two lanes still closed on M40

Road users in the Banbury area are advised that lanes 1 and 2 on the northbound M40 are closed between junctions 11 and 12 following a fatal crash earlier.

Emergency services are currently on the scene. The lanes will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, but this may not be until the evening rush hour.

Long delays are expected while we work to reopen to road fully. Drivers planning to use this section of the M40 are advised to avoid the area if at all possible, or plan their journeys and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

Drivers warned of lengthy delays on M40

Road users in the Banbury area are advised that lanes 1 and 2 on the northbound M40 are closed between junctions 11 and 12 following an earlier multi-vehicle road traffic collision.

Emergency services are currently on the scene.

The lanes will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, but this may not be until the evening rush hour.

Long delays are expected while we work to reopen to road fully.

Drivers planning to use this section of the M40 are advised to avoid the area if at all possible, or plan their journeys and allow extra time to reach their destinations.

One dead, one seriously injured in M40 crash

The driver of the van who is believed to be in his mid 20’s has died at the scene, the passenger who is also believed to be in her 20’s has sustained life changing injuries and is being treated at hospital.

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