Police helicopter scrambled as van heads wrong way down M11

A van was seen travelling the wrong way down the M11

A van was seen travelling the wrong way down the M11 - Credit: Archant

A police helicopter was scrambled to the M11 this morning (Wednesday, July 27) when a van was spotted driving the wrong way on the motorway.

Officers were contacted shortly before 6am to reports of a van seen travelling south on the northbound carriageway.

A rolling road block was set up between Junctions 8 (Stansted/A120) and 7 (Harlow/A414) and police managed to locate the van, which had broken down and struck a bollard.

No-one was injured in the incident.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Police were contacted shortly before 6am on Wednesday, July 27 with reports of a van seen travelling in the wrong direction on the northbound carriageway at junction 8 of the M11.


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“Officers attended and found the van which had broken down causing it to strike a bollard. No one was injured.”

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