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Nine men arrested after lorry drives the wrong way up the A1 near Stamford

Nine men have been arrested after a lorry drove the wrong way up the A1 near Stamford.

The drama unfolded in the early hours of this morning (October 17), shortly after midnight, when the articulated lorry drove northbound on the southbound carriageway.

Police pursued the lorry and stopped it near Tickencote.

Photo: Adrian Long
Photo: Adrian Long

Another vehicle, a Honda FR-V on the other side of the carriageway, was also stopped.

Dave Howard, who was driving on the A1 at the time, said the lorry was being pursued by 'nine police cars' and there were 'several' near head-on collisions.

The men have all been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station in Peterborough.

Anyone who has dash-cam footage of the incident should call Cambridgeshire Police on 101 and quote incident 3 of October 17.

You can also report online at www.cambs.police.uk/report.

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