Police car is mangled in a crash with a BMW outside Portsmouth Naval Base blocking M275

The incident took place shortly before 10.45am at the junction of Mile End Road and Princess Royal Way – near the Trafalgar Gate entrance to the dockyard. Pictures from the scene show a marked police car with a mangled bonnet blocking the M275 northbound, having smashed through the railings by the traffic lights. A black BMW, also involved in the collision, has blasted through the metal railings by the pedestrian crossing, with the car suffering significant damage to its rear end.

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Police car is mangled in a crash with a BMW outside Portsmouth Naval Base blocking M275Police pictured at the scene of the crash outside Portsmouth Naval Base on January 6, 2021. Photo: Habibur Rahman

The collision has partially blocked the M275, restricting access into the naval base.

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Paramedics and police are currently at the scene and diverting traffic.

Meanwhile, Portsmouth City Council has warned motorists to avoid the area and to expect delays for anyone heading out of the city.

Police car is mangled in a crash with a BMW outside Portsmouth Naval Base blocking M275Police car is mangled in a crash with a BMW outside Portsmouth Naval Base blocking M275Emergency services pictured at the scene of the crash outside Portsmouth Naval Base on January 6, 2021.

Photo: Habibur Rahman

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Police car is mangled in a crash with a BMW outside Portsmouth Naval Base blocking M275Police car is mangled in a crash with a BMW outside Portsmouth Naval Base blocking M275Emergency services pictured at the scene of the crash outside Portsmouth Naval Base on January 6, 2021. Photo: Habibur RahmanPolice car is mangled in a crash with a BMW outside Portsmouth Naval Base blocking M275Police car is mangled in a crash with a BMW outside Portsmouth Naval Base blocking M275Emergency services pictured at the scene of the crash outside Portsmouth Naval Base on January 6, 2021.

Photo: Habibur Rahman

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