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Long delays on M25

A serious accident on Britain's busiest motorway led to severe rush-hour delays for drivers today. The incident, involving a lorry and a car, caused miles of tailbacks on the M25 in Surrey.

The accident happened at junction 6 near Godstone in Surrey, traffic had to be diverted around the junction via the entry and exit slip roads. Drivers were warned that journeys around the southern half of the orbital motorway could take as long as two hours 15 minutes.

Fatal collision on M25 causes delays

There are major delays on the M25 this morning following a fatal collision.

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following the collision on the M25 clockwise near junction 6 at Godstone shortly before 4.30am.

The collision occurred in a section of the motorway where road works are in place.

Reports suggest that a blue Ford Focus had stopped in one of the live lanes with the lights off and that one of the occupants was walking along the hard shoulder.

The collision has then occurred with a white Renault lorry colliding with the stationary Ford Focus and colliding with the pedestrian.

The pedestrian, believed to be a man in his 50s, was pronounced dead shortly after 5am.

A diversion has been put in place but motorists are advised to expect significant delays to their journeys.


Police name drivers after double fatal in Whitchurch

Police are now in a position to name the drivers who died following a collision in Whitchurch on Monday.

The collision happened at 6.44am at Cole Henley Road and involved a green Ford Mondeo driven by Roland Holliehead, 65, from Riding Gate, Wincanton in Somerset and a silver Renault Clio driven by Kathryn Rose Hunt, 35 of Jacklyns Lane, Alresford. Both drivers died at the scene.

Cyclist killed on trunk road

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on the A299 Thanet Way at Broomfield near Herne Bay.

A cyclist involved in a collision with a small lorry on the London-bound carriageway opposite the former Roman Galley public House, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The London-bound carriageway of Thanet Way was closed from the roundabout at St Nicholas at Wade while the emergency services dealt with the incident. The road was re-opened at 3.40 pm.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is being asked to phone Kent Police.