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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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PICTURES: two lorries and a van crash on M25

Police and firefighters are working to clear up a large diesel spillage after a crash involving two lorries and a van on the M25.

It happened between junctions five and six and affected both sides of the carriageway.

Credit: Del Walsh

The road was closed earlier but two lanes - one on either side - are now open while work continues to make the area safe. It is believed that no one is trapped.

Credit: Del Walsh
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