Police renew appeal following teenager’s death on M11

Thomas Lanham

Thomas Lanham - Credit: Archant

POLICE have renewed their appeal for information following the death of an 18-year-old pedestrian on the M11 near Saffron Walden.

Thomas Lanham, from Saffron Walden, died after he was struck by a lorry on the southbound carriageway between Junctions 8 and 9 shortly after 10pm on Monday July 29.

His funeral took place at St Mary’s Church in Saffron Walden on Friday.

Officers are now appealing for information from anyone who might have seen a young man in dark clothing who was walking along Chestnut Avenue from the direction of London Road, Saffron Walden towards the M11 overbridge, in the general direction of Littlebury Green.

It is thought that he accessed the M11 from Chestnut Avenue shortly before the fatal collision happened.


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Anyone who was in the area between 9pm and 10.10pm should contact officers at the Essex Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or send an email to collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

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