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M40: Accidents

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport why both carriageways of the M40 motorway were closed on 12 and 13 August when the incident being investigated by police occurred only on the southbound carriageway; and if she will make a statement. (158157)

The M40 was closed on 12 and 13 August as a result of a major investigation by Warwickshire police into a fatal shooting that occurred on the southbound carriageway, between Junctions 12 and 13. The northbound carriageway was closed at the request of the police as their investigations proceeded. It is entirely for the police to decide the extent of closures required during such investigations.