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Warning to M3/M27 users

Eeef Sep 28, 2005

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    Eeef Lord of War

    I received a tip off about some filming that Hants Police are doing for a television programme series from tomorrow (26th September) for seven weeks.

    If you use the M27 or the M3 this potentially affects you so please proceed with caution and pass onto anyone who you feel might just need to know. The program a BBC South commission called "Traffic Cops" will be filmed covering the area from Ringwood concentrating on Ringwood M27 up to M3 J9 and a team working the ringroad around Southampton
    (Totton will have a unit working it alone), Cosham M27 stretch to J5 of the M27 (Southampton Airport turn-off). The fourth concentration is working from Winchester Services covering M3 to J10 M3 (Winchester South) using five unmarked cars, two Black Skoda 03 registration
    Octavias, an 05 plate dark red Mondeo and two Volvo saloon cars.

    The BBC unit are going to be based out of Southampton and will also be covering the armed police response unit and the Southampton Airport Police Security / British Transport Police team.

    The BBC team are in Citreon Picasso MPVs leased from Arriva.

    To make it even more effective the Traffic police have authority from Chief Constable to "work to rule" So instead of the laid back approach to the usual Hants traffic police this will be a lot more concentrated to make it effective filming

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