Friday Traffic: Police defend reasons for shooting loose horse on M25

1700 hrs

Police statement on why horse was shot on M25

An Essex Police spokesperson said: "Officers liaised with the Highways Agency and the sliproad approaching junction 30 was shut.

"The horses were herded off the highway while officers attempted to locate the owners.

"One horse got loose and a vet was contacted to sedate the animal.

"Despite the best efforts of officers on the scene and the vet, the horse managed to get onto the M25 following sedation, causing the road to be closed at junction 30 at about 1.20pm.

"For the safety of motorists and to prevent further suffering to the horse, trained firearms officers shot the animal."

1645 hrs

M25 Essex – Severe delays on M25 clockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside). Congestion to J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout).

A13 Greater London – Queuing traffic and long delays on A13 Choats Manor Way out of town between the Chequers Lane junction in Rainham and Lakeside.

Severe delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel. Congestion to J4, A21 (Orpington).

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M25 Essex – Severe delays on M25 anticlockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of earlier horses in the road in the road and loose horses on the Link Road off the roundabout. All lanes have been re-opened.

M25 Essex – Severe delays on M25 clockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of an accident earlier on and. Congestion to J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout).

M25 Essex – Severe delays on M25 clockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of an accident earlier on and. Congestion to J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout).

A1306 Essex – Queuing traffic on A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock in both directions between the M25 J31 junction in Aveley and Dovers Corner in Wennington.

A13 Greater London – Queuing traffic and long delays on A13 Choats Manor Way out of town between the Chequers Lane junction in Rainham and Lakeside.

A13 Essex – Long delays on A13 westbound between Tilbury and Lakeside.

M25 Kent – Intermittent lane closures and severe delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel. Congestion to J4, A21 (Orpington).

1345 hrs

M25 Essex – M25 exit slip road closed anticlockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of loose horses on the Link Road off the roundabout.

M25 Essex – Long delays on M25 clockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of an accident earlier on and the J31 Link Road closure. Congestion to J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout).

A1306 Essex – A1306 Link Road in Thurrock blocked southbound between Lakeside and the M25 J31 junction, because of animals on the road.

A1306 Essex – Queuing traffic on A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock in both directions between the M25 J31 junction in Aveley and Chandler’s Corner in London.

A13 Essex – Queuing traffic on A13 westbound between North Stifford and Lakeside.

M25 Kent – Long delays and intermittent lane closures on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel. Congestion to J4, A21 (Orpington).

B186 Essex – Queuing traffic on B186 South Road southbound in South Ockendon between the West Road junction and Pilgrims Roundabout.

1245 hrs

M25 Essex – M25 exit slip road closed anticlockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of loose horses on the Link Road off the roundabout.

M25 Essex – M25 exit slip road closed anticlockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of loose horses on the Link Road off the roundabout.

A1306 Essex – A1306 Link Road in Thurrock blocked southbound between Lakeside and the M25 J31 junction, because of animals on the road.

A1306 Essex – Queuing traffic on A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock in both directions in Aveley between the M25 J31 junction and Wennington Interchange.

A13 Greater London – Queuing traffic and long delays on A13 out of town between Ferry Lane Interchange in Rainham and Lakeside.

B186 Essex – Queuing traffic on B186 South Road southbound in South Ockendon between the West Road junction and Pilgrims Roundabout.

A13 Essex – Queuing traffic on A13 westbound between North Stifford and Lakeside.

M25 Kent – Long delays and intermittent lane closures on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel. Congestion to J4, A21 (Orpington).

1030 hrs

Statement from Essex Ambulance Service

WE were called at 8.15am today to a report of a three vehicle collision on the M25 at junction 30.

Two ambulance crews and an RRV were dispatched to a report of seven patients.

Two patients were taken to Basildon and Thurrock Hospital with head and neck injuries.

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening or serious.

1000 hrs

M25 Essex – Long delays on M25 clockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of another closure on the J31 Link Road.

A1306 Essex – A1306 in Thurrock blocked southbound between Lakeside and the M25 J31 junction, because of animals on the road.

M25 Greater London – One lane closed and long delays on M25 clockwise between J29, A127 (Romford) and J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of a serious accident involving four cars.

0930 hrs

Queuing traffic for three miles on M25 clockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of another closure on the J31 Link Road.

A1306 Essex – A1306 in Thurrock blocked southbound between Lakeside and the M25 J31 junction, because of animals on the road.

M25 Greater London – Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M25 clockwise between J29, A127 (Romford) and J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of a serious accident.

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