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Dramatic scenes and traffic delays as police car bursts into flames near Harlow

News / Fri 19th Jan 2024 at 07:45am

LONG traffic delays hit Harlow commuters on Thursday after a police car burst into flames.

An Essex Police spokesperson said: “An officer reported a police car was on fire on the southbound carriageway of the M11, close to junction 7, at about 6.55am this morning, Thursday 18 January.

“Thankfully, no officers or members of the public have been seriously injured.

“Fire and ambulance crews also attended the scene to make the road and vehicle safe”.

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5 Comments for Dramatic scenes and traffic delays as police car bursts into flames near Harlow:

Charlotte Hinton
2024-01-19 10:27:55

I really do hope the police officers wasn’t in the vehicle I hope they got out safely no major problems

Pete Meads
2024-01-19 11:40:17

After the fire I don’t get why they closed that part of the roundabout going over the M11. Was no obstructions. No other emergency vehicles on scene. I was late for work and lost £35 for the first hour missed. The car was parked on the pavement and both lanes clear. It made so many people late where they were going. Vehicles coming up the A414 from Ongar had to go southbound on the M11 if they wanted to or not causing delays on that too. The road closure was unnecessary and disruptive to so many.

Crazyhorse 74
2024-01-19 15:51:49

Pete id say lives are more important than getting home on time mate

David
2024-01-19 21:31:28

Crazyhorse74, absolutely right mate, safety before pounds notes,£35 for the first hour, think he's just trying to impress us with that one, not interested.

Wayne
2024-01-20 07:51:56

Police are idiots , all they had to do was put a sign saying no Epping exit m11 only and people could have gone through north weald

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