Twelve people arrested in Thurrock after M25 blocked

Update

NINE people who were arrested on suspicion of highways obstruction after reports of an incident on the M25 near to Junction 31 shortly before 8.15am yesterday, Monday 13 September, have been released under investigation.

Three other people also arrested on suspicion of the same offence, have been released on bail until October 8.

ESSEX Police received a call shortly before 8.15am today (Monday 13 September) reporting a number of people were blocking the road near to Junction 31 for Lakeside.

Officers attended and worked to resolve the situation quickly and safely and this included shutting the road.

Eleven people were subsequently arrested on suspicion of highways obstruction and they are currently in custody.

Chief Inspector Paul Austin said:

“This incident caused significant disruption and our officers worked to resolve it as quickly and safely as possible.

“I want to thank the drivers affected for their patience and understanding.”

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