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Police arrest man after bomb hoax closes southbound M11 for four hours




Junction 8 of the M11, the exit for Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport (7928571)
Junction 8 of the M11, the exit for Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport (7928571)

A 20-year-old man was arrested after a bomb hoax on a coach led to closure of the southbound M11 between Bishop’s Stortford and Harlow for more than four hours this morning (Wednesday, March 20).

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Passengers raised their concerns to the driver, who stopped the coach and called police.

"The 20-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of making hoax bomb threats and remains in police custody.

“We are not treating this as a terror-related incident.”

The coach was travelling between Stansted Airport and London at around 2.30am.

The motorway between junctions 7 and 8 reopened at around 6.40am. There was “significant disruption” for drivers after diversions were introduced from the early hours.



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