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Appeal for information following incident involving two lorries on M3

Press release   •   Aug 24, 2018 15:58 BST

Were you driving on the southbound carriageway between junctions 11 (Twyford) and 13 (Eastleigh) of the M3, on the evening of Wednesday 22 August?

Do you remember seeing a car transporter and a Scania lorry?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

Around 7.30pm, a blue and white DAF car transporter, carrying several vehicles, and a yellow Scania articulated lorry were seen driving side-by-side in lanes one and two respectively.

After they went under junction 12, both vehicles pulled over to the hard shoulder.

Both vehicles had been damaged, as had a barrier on the hard shoulder.

The car transporter then pulled away, leaving debris, including tyres, on the carriageway.

No injuries were reported.

Two people have been arrested in connection with this incident.

A 44-year-old man from Camberley, Surrey, was arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit and driving a motor vehicle dangerously.

A 50-year-old man from Rugby, Warwickshire, was arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle dangerously and a public order offence.

Both men have been released from custody but remain under investigation.

PC Rebecca Starks said: “We are keen to find out the full circumstances of this incident and how both vehicles came to be damaged.

“If you remember seeing these lorries before, during or after this incident, then please get in touch.”

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44180318876.

In an emergency, call 999.