There was severe delays on the A12 this morning following another fuel protest.

Officers were called to reports of six cars using lane one of the northbound carriageway to travel and protest about fuel prices.

Superintendent Richard Melton said: “We understand that people have the right to peacefully protest, but we will not allow anyone to impact the livelihoods of others or put other road users at risk.

“Despite this being a time of high traffic, officers have successfully engaged with the drivers of the vehicles and they are causing minimum disruption.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and our policing operation is in place to limit disruption to wider road users.

“Our teams are experienced at dealing with incidents which cause significant disruption on the roads."

According to the AA Traffic Map, there was delays of about 30 minutes in the northbound carriageway of the A12 today (July 11) near Hatfield Peverel.

It comes after another protest on the A12 last Monday (July 4) where demonstrators formed queues on the southbound carriageway at Kelvedon, near Colchester, shortly after 8am according to the AA Traffic Map.