The M40 has been forced to shut this morning because horses escaped into the road. 

The motorway has been cordoned off by police at junction 1 for Denham in both directions in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

Bucks Free Press:

Police cordoned off the motorway so they could be detained and put into a horse box that was coming to collect them. 


Highways England warned drivers to avoid the area at around 4.45am. 

They said: "There's some horsing around happening at J1, ourselves and Thames Valley Police Roads Policing are on scene with both carriageways stopped while we work out how to catch a pair of naughty ponies. Please avoid the area for now."