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Military vehicle from the War and Peace show overturns on M20 between Ashford and Maidstone

A vintage military vehicle believed to have been at the War and Peace show has overturned on the M20.

The accident happened around 1.45pm on the London-bound carriageway between Junctions 8 and 9 for Hollingbourne and Ashford. Highways England is reporting delays of around half an hour.

The five-day War and Peace revival, held at Folkestone Racecourse, finished yesterday.

The overturned military vehicle on the M20. Photo: @mrswarboys
The overturned military vehicle on the M20. Photo: @mrswarboys

A police spokesman said: "Kent Police were called at 1.44pm to a report that an ex-military jeep with a trailer attached had overturned on the M20 London-bound between Junctions 9 and 8.

"No serious injuries have been reported but two lanes are closed due to a spillage."

Kent Fire and Rescue arrived at the scene around 2pm and spent two hours on the motorway because of the risk of ignition from the petrol. A crew assisted in the clear-up of petrol, estimated to be around four gallons and helped in the vehicle's recovery.

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