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M25 not expected to reopen till late tonight

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Earlier today a man was rushed to hospital by air ambulance after two lorries crashed between Junctions 8 and 9 clockwise on the M25.

The crash caused a huge fuel spillage which resulted in both directions of the M25 being closed.  The anti-clockwise direction was finally reopened.

Highways England don’t expect to be able to start opening lanes clockwise until late into the night as a full resurfacing of the road will have to be undertaken.

With the M25 closed long tailbacks down the M23 have meant drivers heading north have been stuck for over an hour trying to head towards London.

With the evening approaching there are few signs of the delays decreasing and whilst tailbacks did reach back to Jnc 9 they have only reduced by a couple of miles.

The A23 and the A22 have both been surprisingly less busy than expected due to the problems.

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Police appeal for information following jewellery stolen in Southgate, Crawley

Police are appealing for information following the theft of sentimental jewellery from a Crawley property.

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A total of four rings, eight earrings, four necklaces, nine bracelets and £200 were stolen from a house in Wolstonbury Close, Crawley, between 6 and 17 September.

PC Luke Farley said: “The victims were away when the burglary took place, and the incident has left them very upset.

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“A lot of the jewellery stolen holds sentimental value and we would like to return them to their rightful owners.

“We would like to speak to anyone who noticed any suspicious behaviour in the area during the time the items could have gone missing.

“Do you have house CCTV footage that captured anything unusual?

“We are also urging everyone to keep an eye out for the jewellery being sold either in shops or online and to contact us immediately if you see it.”

You can report information to Sussex Police either online or by calling 101 quoting reference 783 of 17/09.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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