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Man on bridge over M25 as 'police incident' shuts motorway

By Chris Price

The M25 has reopened after a closure of about three hours after a man was seen standing on a bridge over the motorway.

Motorists have faced travel chaos this morning after the carriageways from junctions 3 the Swanley Interchange to junction 4 for Orpington were shut due to a "police incident".

Officers were seen parked on Wested Lane, near Swanley.

A man appears to be standing on a bridge over the M25
A man appears to be standing on a bridge over the M25

A man appeared to be standing on the other side of the railings.

A police spokesman said: "The M25 near Swanley is closed in both directions between junctions 3 and 4 while emergency services are dealing with an incident.

"There is considerable congestion in the area and drivers may wish to consider alternative routes."

Police later arrested a man on the M2 in connection with the incident.

The incident comes as drivers already faced travel chaos after another section of the M25 was closed in the early hours because of sink holes caused by yesterday's heavy rain.

Flooding has also blocked many key routes in the county including the A228 near Snodland.

The travel problems also hit rail commuters, with a station closed due to flooding.

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