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Police investigate A23 Purley Way oil spill

Police are investigating whether oil was deliberately spilled on the road at a busy junction in south London.

The A23 Purley Road in Croydon was closed between Croydon Road and Fiveways Corner at 01:00 BST after oil was found across both carriageways.

A Transport for London spokesman said investigations were ongoing but it was not a tanker spill.

He said an assessment was being carried out and the road may need resurfacing. Drivers were urged to avoid the area.

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