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M4 closed at Swindon due to ‘police incident’

Byoxfordnewspaper

Oct 1, 2022

ONE lane of the M4 near Swindon is currently closed due to a police incident.

An eastbound carriage between Junction 15 and Junction 16 has been closed since about 8am this morning.

However, the westbound carriageway has since reopened. It's also understood that Croft Road remains closed over the M4.

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Traffic is expected to be slower as the day continues which is increased by the first day of the latest rail strikes as it is expected the roads will be busier.

Large parts of the rail network have no service at all, with only about one in ten services running nationwide. They will also start later and finish earlier.

Wiltshire Police are yet to provide a statement about the incident.

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @Geeharland

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