Police officer injured as protestors continue to disrupt M25

Crime / Wed 9th Nov 2022 at 08:30am

TWO people have been arrested as officers responded quickly to reports of people trying to gain access to gantries over the M25.

Initially officers intervened to deal with someone on the motorway between Junction 26 and 27.

Due to this a rolling road block was put in place.

Subsequently, there was a collision involving two lorries and a police motorbike.

Thankfully the motorbike rider has not been seriously injured.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance.

Police have since responded to reports of people on gantries near to Junctions 29 and 30.

They are in close liaison with National Highways to ensure as much of the road remains open as possible.

These decisions are under constant review, with the safety of the public foremost in our minds.

Chief Superintendent Simon Anslow said: “Officers have again responded quickly to minimise disruption and two people have already been arrested.

“One of our officers has been injured as they worked to help resolve this situation.

“Our roads policing officers are dedicated, specialist officers who come to work to serve the public and keep you safe on our roads.

“They do this tirelessly, day-in day-out.

“Sadly, this morning one of these fantastic officers has been injured while carrying out this work.

“My thoughts are with them and their family.

“I want to thank the public for their support, patience and understanding while we work to resolve this situation.”

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4 Comments for Police officer injured as protestors continue to disrupt M25:

2022-11-09 09:13:29

Those protests are targeting wrong people!!!!! Go to Downing Street idiots!@@@

David Forman
2022-11-09 10:06:25

Now that an accident has happened and a police officer has been injured it is time to get tough with the protesters. The courts should impose ditch digging duties for flood prevention. I just think their protests have gone too far.

Kim Oconnor
2022-11-09 11:31:27

Just stop oil said yesterday, they don't need public on there side. How on earth do they think theses things get won.haha Chaos, disruption, vandalism, , is not the right way to get people to sit up and listen. All there doing is causing anger . But with there mind set, I don't think they care. It will be the likes of them that will remove our rights to protest. I speak as an activist, I speak as a green party member. The public and government will not listen to theses kinds of action. Stop it.

2022-11-09 18:28:38

Really looking forward to hearing the news that a protester has fallen to their death from a gantry🙏

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