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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.


M11 reopened near Stansted after early morning crash

A traffic camera captures traffic building. Credit: Highways England.

The M11 has reopened after a 'multi-vehicle' crash closed the northbound carriageway in Essex.

It happened at Junction 8 for Stansted Airport. Police put a diversion in place but motorists still experienced heavy delays.

Highways England advised drivers to leave plenty of extra time for their journeys or use an alternative route.


Long delays on the M11 near Stansted after crash

A multi-vehicle crash has caused major delays on the M11. Credit: Tony Scott / ITV News

There are a major delays on the M11 in Essex after a multi-vehicle crash.

The accident happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 7 for Harlow and Junction 8 for Bishop's Stortford.

Police and the air ambulance have been called to the scene and traffic is being held while they deal with the scene.

Highways England say the congestion is likely to remain until mid afternoon.

The southbound carriageway was also closed so the air ambulance could land.

There are fears people trapped in the traffic jam will miss flights at Stansted and there have been reports of people leaving cars and walking along the carriageway to get to the airport.

Highways England is warning that delays on the M11 in Essex may last until 4pm. Credit: Tony Scott / ITV News

Repairs to M11 after major lorry fire

Emergency repairs are being carried out on the M11 in Cambridgeshire after a severe lorry fire last night.

Highways England tweeted pictures of the blaze, which took place close to Junction 13 for Coton, just outside Cambridge.

They are warning that the section of the road could be closed for some time, diversions are in place.

The recovery operation underway this morning Credit: Highways England
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