Detectives’ investigations into five mornings of disruption on the M25 and M11 in Essex are progressing and we remain in consistent dialogue with the Crown Prosecution Service on the issue.
Officers quickly responded to incidents on the motorways, or nearby feeder roads, on September 13, September 17, September 30, October 13 and October 29.
Their actions meant disruption was kept to an absolute minimum for motorists in Essex. In total, officers have made 94 arrests.
These arrests have led to a significant number of investigations and, like other forces affected, we are continuing to work with the Crown Prosecution Service on them.
Our investigations are progressing and we have spoken to a number of people affected by the disruption and we are now asking for anyone who was inconvenienced during these incidents who we have not yet spoken to, to please come forward and do so.
This would include people who could not attend medical appointments, could not attend planned work or who missed anything significant through the disruption.
This does not include motorists who were simply caught in the congestion caused by the disruption.
Detective Sergeant Christopher Arnold, who is leading the Essex Police investigation, said:
“We are aware these incidents have caused a significant amount of disruption to motorists and many people have been significantly inconvenienced by them. “Our complex investigations are progressing and we would now like to hear from anyone who has not yet spoken to us but believes they have been inconvenienced by the disruption. “I know a substantial number of people will have been simply delayed by the disruption but specifically I would like to hear from anyone who could not attend medical appointments, could not attend planned work and therefore missed out on payment, missed, or were severely delayed, attending any significant life events. “Coming forward will help us progress our investigations and help ensure we can keep the county’s roads moving freely in future.”
Anyone who was significantly inconvenienced on any of the five dates should email [email protected]