Arrests follow fatal crash involving bikes on M25 in Thurrock

By Nub News Reporter

15th Apr 2024 | Local News

POLICE have arrested two men in connection with a fatal collision that occurred at junction 30 of the M25.

 A statement from Essex Police says: "We were called at about 11.40pm on Sunday, 14 April with reports of a collision involving a car and motorcycle at the Mardyke Junction.

"Paramedics were called to the scene but sadly, despite their best efforts, the motorcyclist died at the scene.

Part of the roundabout was closed for several hours while emergency services worked at the scene and was reopened about 10.30am this morning, Monday 15 April.

"Two men, both aged 18 and from Essex, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving at the scene. They both remain in custody for questioning. 

"Prior to this collision, the car was involved in a pursuit involving Kent Police.

"The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is independently investigating the circumstances surrounding the police pursuit, following a mandatory referral by Kent Police to the IOPC.

"If you have any dashcam footage from the incident or information, please contact us quoting incident number 1331 of Saturday 14 April.

"You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

"Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services. Alternatively you can call us on 101.

"If you would like to make an anonymous report, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on Twitter at @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111."

     

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