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A12: Gas leak causes London-bound delays at Kelvedon

PUBLISHED: 11:34 27 August 2014 | UPDATED: 12:19 27 August 2014

Archant

There are queues on the London-bound A12 because of a gas leak in Kelvedon.

The leak has closed one lane while repairs take place on the leak at Junction 24.

Delays are currently going back to Junction 28, Colchester United ground, the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Police were made aware shortly after 8.30am today of a potential gas leak on A12 between Marks Tey and Kelvedon, London bound.

“This has now been transferred to the Highways Agency.”

A man has been jailed for seven years and four months after sexually assaulting a woman who was on her way home after a night out with friends in Colchester.

A man has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm, with intent to cause fear of violence, following an incident in Ipswich on Thursday.

A breakdown recovery man, who fled an A12 accident he caused, sending a car into a tree and a bridge, has been spared immediate jail.

In the past week children across East Anglia exited school gates sheepishly clutching brown envelopes with a look of dread writ large across their faces.

The family of missing Corrie McKeague are “devastated” by the news that they may now never know what has happened to the 23-year-old RAF gunner, after police called off a 20-week landfill search.

A Sudbury man has completed a circumnavigation of Jersey in a kayak to raise money for a meningitis charity 20 years after he recovered from the life-threatening infection.

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