Appeal to anyone significantly inconvenienced by protest on M25 in Thurrock last month

Investigations into an incident on the M25 motorway in Thurrock last month are continuing.

On Wednesday July 20 a protestor claiming to be representing Just Stop Oil gained access to an overhead gantry near Junction 30 which resulted in the motorway having to be closed and a specialist working at heights team having to be brought to the scene to get the protestor down safely.

Police are now asking for anyone who was inconvenienced during the incident to come forward.

This would include people who could not attend medical appointments, could not attend work or who missed anything significant through the disruption.

This does not include motorists who were simply caught in the congestion.

Detective Sergeant Harriet Ware, who is leading the Essex Police investigation, said: “We are aware this incident caused a significant amount of disruption to motorists and many people have been significantly inconvenienced by them.

“Our complex investigations are progressing and we would now like to hear from anyone who has not yet spoken to us but believes they have been inconvenienced by the disruption.

“Specifically I would like to hear from anyone who could not attend medical appointments, could not attend planned work and therefore missed out on payment, missed, or were severely delayed, attending any significant life events.”

Anyone who was significantly inconvenienced on July 20 should email: [email protected]

Mick Ferris

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