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M40 closed northbound till 6pm following fatal accident

The M40 in Warwickshire is closed northbound between J11 (Banbury) and J12 (Gaydon), due to a fatal accident.

A signed diversion is in place. Traffic should leave the M40 at J11 and follow the hollow circle diversion symbol.

Drivers are advised to expect delays and to consider alternative routes or delaying their journeys.

Crash closes part of the M40


Four motorcyclists taken to hospital after crash

Police are investigating a road traffic collision, which happened on the A32 towards Fareham just before 8pm last night.

Four male motorcyclists were involved in the collision. One motorcyclist was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries; the other three were taken to the same hospital by ambulance, with what is thought to be non life-threatening injuries.

The road will remain closed for the next couple of hours while police investigate at the scene.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting Operation Direction.

Cyclist suffers serious head injury following collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision near Broadbridge Heath on Wednesday morning.

At around 9.05am at the Newbridge roundabout at the junction of A264 and the A281 Guildford Road, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, a 37-year-old man on a pedal cycle was in collision with a black Audi Q7 car.

The cyclist suffered a serious head injury and was airlifted to St George's Hospital at Tooting.

Please can any witness please contact Sussex Police quoting Op Linford via 101 or by emailing

"This was a serious collision and as a result there were some severe delays in the Horsham and Broadbridge Heath areas and Sussex Police would also like to take this opportunity to thank drivers for their patience whilst this collision was being dealt with."

– Sergeant Neil Cox

Appeal after serious crash

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a serious injury road traffic collision in Christchurch.

At approximately 1.47pm yesterday, a road traffic collision took place in Sopers Lane outside Twynham School involving a red Citroen Saxo, being driven by a man from New Milton, and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a 22-year-old local woman, suffered serious but not life threatening injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed while collision investigators examined the scene.

An 18-year-old man is assisting police with enquiries. No one has been arrested.

“I am appealing to any witnesses to the collision or the manner of driving of the Saxo just before the collision to please call me on 101. We have worked closely with the school to ensure a smooth end to the school day.”

– Police Sergeant Stuart Pitman, of Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit

Crash in Dorchester

Police investigating a road traffic collision in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses, in particular the cyclist and driver present at the time of the incident, to come forward.

The incident happened at around 5.50pm on Monday 13 April 2015 on Herringston Road, near to Herringston House.

A Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Micra and Vauxhall Astra, all silver in colour, were involved in the collision.

Two drivers were taken to Dorchester Hospital with minor injuries.

Officers would like to speak to the driver of a dark coloured car – possibly a BMW or Nissan – and a cyclist who were travelling toward Dorchester at the time of the collision.

“The driver and cyclist are likely to have seen the incident. I am urging them to get in contact with me as soon as possible to help with our enquiries. I am also appealing to anyone else who witnessed the collision to call 101 with their information.”

– Police Constable Holly Spillman, of Dorchester Police
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