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M20 driver, 27, arrested as police shut off motorway with British Army at scene

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Original article from Kent Live

The M20 is currently closed in both directions between junction 8 and 9 after a man was arrested.

Police say officers attempted to stop a vehicle travelling at excess speed on the coastbound carriageway at around 11.25am today (April 25) near junction 12.

The vehicle reportedly did not stop and exited the motorway before returning onto the London-bound carriageway.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "It was pursued to Junction 9 where a police car made tactical contact with the vehicle, bringing it to a stop with no injuries reported.

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"A 27-year-old man from Wales was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.

"The motorway has been closed to allow for the carriageway to be made safe for road users, who are advised to find alternative routes if possible."

Explosive experts are also at the scene on the M20.

A spokesman added: "The British Army's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is also currently at the scene as a precautionary measure following concerns about the security of the subject vehicle."

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