Essex

M11 traffic stopped due to 'bomb hoax' on coach near Stansted

M11 closure Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Both sides of the carriageway were closed from about 02:30 GMT

A coach brought a motorway to a standstill after a bomb scare on board.

The driver called police after people on board raised concerns about a fellow passenger on the service from Stansted to London.

Officers arrived at the scene at about 02:30 GMT and closed part of the M11 in both directions, Essex Police said.

They later arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of making hoax bomb threats. "We are not treating this as terror-related," the force said.

The road, between junction eight for Stansted and junction seven for the A414, reopened just before 06:30 GMT.

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