Essex police have confirmed on Wednesday morning that a police officer who was riding a marked motorbike was involved in a collision and two lorries on the M25 whilst there was a rolling roadblock due to Just Stop Oil protesters having “climbed a gantry.”
The incident took place between Junctions 26 and 27 on the M25 and there has been no further information provided over the condition of the police officer.
Chief Superintendent Simon Anslow said: “Officers have again responded quickly to minimise disruption and two people have already been arrested.
“One of our officers has been injured as they worked to help resolve this situation.
“Our roads policing officers are dedicated, specialist officers who come to work to serve the public and keep you safe on our roads.
“They do this tirelessly, day in, day out. Sadly, this morning one of these fantastic officers has been injured while carrying out this work.
“My thoughts are with them and their family.
“I want to thank the public for their support, patience and understanding while we work to resolve this situation.”
An officer has been injured and two people have been arrested during our response to disruption on the M25.
An officer was injured following a collision involving two lorries after a rolling roadblock had been put in place between J26 and J27.
— Essex Police (@EssexPoliceUK) November 9, 2022
Just Stop Oil said in a statement, “The collision of two lorries and the injury of a police officer on the M25 this morning is an awful situation.
“The level of disruption being witnessed on the M25 should not be happening – people are rightly angry and frustrated.”
It added, “The failure of our politics has left us with no other option as we seek to protect our rights and freedoms from a collapse in law and order due to a heating world.
“The Government can end this, immediately, by ending dirty new oil and gas.”
Just Stop Oil previously said in a statement, “This is not a one-day event, expect us every day and anywhere.
“This is an act of resistance against a criminal government and their genocidal death project.
“Our supporters will be returning today, tomorrow and the next day, and the next day after that, and every day until our demand is met: no new oil and gas in the UK.”