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M11 fatal hit-and-run: Harlow man arrested on suspicion of causing biker's death

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A 37-year-old Harlow man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving in connection with Wednesday’s fatal hit-and-run collision on the M11 near Bishop's Stortford.

A 63-year-old man from Dunmow, who was travelling on a Suzuki GSF motorbike, died as a result of the incident, which happened on the southbound carriageway at about 5am.

A Harlow man was arrested on Thursday (Jan 17) on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and driving unfit through drink or drugs. He remains in custody for questioning.

In an appeal for witnesses and information released on Wednesday afternoon, Essex Police had said that a small, dark-coloured vehicle involved in the hit-and-run had been driven erratically before the collision. There were reports of tailgating and undertaking.

The incident resulted in the closure of both carriageways of the motorway – southbound between junctions 8 and 7 and northbound between junctions 6 (M25) and 8 – for several hours while officers gathered evidence, causing widespread jams in the area until the M11 reopened fully at 3.20pm.

Essex Police appeal for witnesses after Dunmow man, 63, dies in M11 hit-and-run

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