The A12 was completely blocked on Monday (April 11) evening due to a police incident. There were heavy delays building around the area as a result.

The A12 southbound carriageway was closed due to the incident from J22 (Witham North) to J21 B1389 Hatfield Road (Witham South). The northbound carriageway was also shut from J19 A130 Colchester Road (Boreham Interchange) to J21 B1389 Hatfield Road (Witham South).

Essex Police confirmed it was responding to a concern for welfare incident. Officers were called to the A12 in Hatfield Peverel at 4.40pm this afternoon.

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Drivers were urged to avoid the area. If they could, they were advised to find a different route. We’ll brought you the latest from this breaking incident via our live blog below.

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