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A Kent Police assertion mentioned: “The M20 is presently closed in each instructions between Junctions 8 and 9 following the arrest of a person by Kent Police.

“Shortly after 11.25am on Sunday 25 April 2021 officers tried to cease a vehicle travelling at extra velocity on the M20 coastbound close to Junction 12.

“The vehicle didn’t cease and exited the motorway earlier than returning onto the London-bound carriageway.

“It was pursued to Junction 9 the place a police automobile made tactical contact with the vehicle, bringing it to a cease with no accidents reported.

“A 27-12 months-outdated man from Wales was arrested on suspicion of harmful driving and failing to cease for police.

“The motorway has been closed to permit for the carriageway to be made protected for street customers, who’re suggested to search out various routes if attainable.

“The British Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal crew can be presently at the scene as a precautionary measure following issues in regards to the safety of the topic vehicle.”