THE M25 has been closed anti-clockwise near Essex due to a police incident.

National Highways says the M25 is closed anti-clockwise between J25 (Cheshunt) and J24 (Potters Bar) due to a Met Police UK incident.

They add due to the nature of the incident there is currently “no estimation for when any lanes may potentially be re-opened”.

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Heavy traffic is already forming and is already all the way back to the Essex area.

AA Traffic News also confirm the incident.

They add: “Road closed, long delays, and queuing traffic due to police incident on M25 anti-clockwise from J27 M11 to J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar)

“Congestion almost back to J28 A12 (Brentwood).”

More to follow.