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Police appeal following M11 crash

Traffic police investigating a hit and run on the M11 in Essex in which a motorcyclist was killed say they want to talk to anyone who saw a blue Ford Focus at the time of the crash

The crash closed the M11 in both directions Credit: ITV Anglia

The incident took place on the morning of Wednesday 16th January. The sixty three year old motorcyclist died at the scene.

Police say the Focus was seen driving south between Stansted Airport and Harlow and then on the A four one four towards Harlow.

The hit and run happened at 5 o'clock in the morning Credit: ITV Anglia

A 37 year-old man from Harlow has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene, and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

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Jury rules that man killed his partner

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Jake Neate inflicted 173 stab wounds on Suzanne Brown, 33, at their home in Mountbatten Court on December 15, 2017.

Neate, 37, was found unfit to enter a plea or to stand trial following the submission of medical reports around his mental health at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Neate, who has been receiving treatment in a psychiatric hospital since her death, will be sentenced on Friday.

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More details emerge of fatal crash on M11

Essex Police issue further M11 update Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have confirmed that the motorcyclist killed in a hit and run accident was a 63-year-old man from Dunmow.

He died after a dark coloured small vehicle was in collision with his Suzuki GSF at around 5am. The victim was wearing a distinctive helmet with green and white flashing lights at the time.

Senior investigating officer Inspector Rob Brettell, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

"We are reviewing dash cam footage and have spoken to a number of key witnesses, and are continuing our enquiries to find the other vehicle involved in this collision. “It may well have damage to the driver’s side, possibly a dent or scratches to the paintwork. I urge anyone who has seen a vehicle matching this description or has any information that could help us identify the driver to contact with us."

– Inspector Rob Brettell
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