The A127 is expected to be closed until midnight following reports of horses racing along the road.
Reports say that the Southend bound road between Progress Road and Bellhouse Road has been closed.
All traffic is being diverted away from the road.
That's a hell of a long stretch. How comes the police can get down there & close the road, but can't arrest any of the Caravan Utilising Nomadic Travellers causing the disruption?
More information as we receive it.
And indeed, there was some!
Essex Police are urging residents to report incidents of pony and trap racing which they say poses a "real risk to road users."
Last Saturday, February 3, police were called to reports of a large group of vehicles, horse boxes and pedestrians in a lane of the A127 between Codham Hall Lane, Great Warley and The Halfway House pub, causing significant disruption to road users.
Our officers attended to ensure public safety and that the road was not obstructed, seizing three vehicles and issuing a warning to another driver under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002.
And unless you keep on top of this, and make the area so utterly unwelcoming for them that they go elsewhere, you're just .... well, you can guess.
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