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Stinger halts 'wrong way' car on M25

Police used a stinger to halt a car which travelled the wrong way for more than 14 miles on the M25 and M26.

Surrey Police said officers pursued the black Vauxhall Astra after it failed to stop when requested on the A22 at Godstone at 04:40 BST.

The car drove the wrong way on to the M25 and then along the hard shoulder, in the opposite direction to traffic.

Two men fled after the stinger, a spiked device used to puncture tyres, was deployed on the motorway in Kent.

Shoulder injury

The pair, both in their 20s, were later arrested on suspicion of possession of a class B drug with intent to supply, failing to stop for police, dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle.

One of the men was taken to hospital with a shoulder injury.

A police car suffered minor damage in the incident.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the Vauxhall on the A22 or M25 to come forward.

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