Teenager found seriously injured in live lane of motorway M27

A TEENAGER was found in a live lane of the M27 this morning with serious injuries.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 6:59 am
Updated Sunday, 18th April 2021, 6:59 am

The boy was found on the M27, between Junction 7 Hedge End and Junction 5 Stoneham Interchange, in the early hours of Sunday.

The police closed the motorway and the overhead Botley Road Bridge for investigations.

A police appeal has gone out for witness.

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A police statement said: ‘We’re appealing for witnesses after a teenager was found with serious injuries in a live lane on the M27 in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 18 April).

‘Officers were called to the westbound carriageway, between junctions 7 and 5, shortly after midnight.

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‘Enquiries remain ongoing to establish exactly how the 17-year-old boy came to be on the motorway and how he became injured.

Botley Road Bridge. Picture by Google Maps.

‘We are appealing for anyone who saw any pedestrians in this area of the motorway around this time, or perhaps saw anyone on the Botley Road bridge which runs overhead.

‘In addition, we would like to appeal to anyone who may have been a pedestrian on the motorway at this time and has any information.

‘Were you walking along the motorway at this time? Were you with this person or did you see them? Please be reassured that you are not in any trouble, we are seeking any witnesses who can help us establish what happened.’

The police closed the westbound carriageway to deal with the incident, however this was reopened shortly before 4am.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident 24.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via crimestoppers-uk.org.

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