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M27 closed between junctions 10 and 11

The M27 has been closed tonight following a six vehicle accident.

The Eastbound carriageway between junctions 10 and 11 - is blocked and vehicles are being diverted.

It's meant traffic chaos - with cues back to junction 7.

Motorists are being warned to avoid the area if they can, or expect serious delays. There are no reports of any casualties at the moment.

Police investigate suspected road rage attack on hard shoulder of M27

Traffic building up following the incident Credit: Highways Agency

Officers investigating a serious assault on the M27 at Nursling are asking drivers who may have seen what happened to contact them.

Hampshire Police were called at 11:46 am this morning to a report of a serious assault on the hard shoulder of the M27 westbound between junctions 3 and 2.

It's believed the dispute followed an incident involving two vehicles, a red VW Golf estate and a silver VW Amarok.

A 46 year-old man has been taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment to a serious head injury.

A 27 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and a 36 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray in relation to this incident.

One lane of the carriageway was temporarily closed to allow an investigation to take place to establish what had happened.

The lane closure has subsequently been lifted and enquiries are ongoing.

UPDATE: 22 year old Ringwood man killed in crash on A31

A 22 year old man from Ringwood was fatally injured

Hampshire Police say the victim of a two-car collision on the A31 overnight was a 22 year old man from Ringwood.

He was driving a Peugeot 406 which collided with a coach at Poulner Hill on the A31 westbound, at 2.15am on Sunday morning.

The man suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Police are appealing for witnesses

The road was closed for several hours as officers carried out their investigations at the scene to establish exactly what happened.

They are appealing for any witnesses to the incident or who saw either vehicle prior to the collision to come forward as they may have vital information.


M27 closed until lunchtime after three police cars damaged during pursuit

Police on the scene early this morning Credit: Simon Rowley

The Eastbound M27 near Cadnam in Hampshire will remain closed this morning as police investigate a high speed collision involving three squad cars.

The police vehicles were damaged during a pursuit to stop a black Honda Accord which had failed to stop after it was seen driving dangerously causing a risk to other members of the public.

The collision took place at 2am after the Honda Accord came into contact with the police vehicles.

No-one was seriously injured.

The carriageway has been closed between Junctions 1 and 2, with diversions in place towards Southampton through Totton.

The incident will be referred to the Professional Standards Department Credit: Simon Rowley

The driver of the Honda Accord, a 58 year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, and driving while under the influence of excessive alcohol.

He has been taken to Southampton General Hospital to be checked over for his injuries.

An investigation at the collision site is expected to last for the rest of this morning and the matter will be referred to our Professional Standards Department as per standard procedure in due course.

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