Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent County Show -

The event got off to a slow start, af­ter vis­i­tors on day one were faced with long queues into the show­ground.

A se­ri­ous crash in­volv­ing two lor­ries on the M20 left one driver in hos­pi­tal and de­bris strewn across the car­riage­way, caus­ing the mo­tor­way to be shut, then par­tially closed, for nearly 10 hours.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened Lon­don­bound at Junc­tion 7 for the A249 at 3.25am and a man was taken to a London hos­pi­tal with head, chest, ab­dom­i­nal and foot in­juries. They were not be­lieved to be life-threat­en­ing.

It meant hun­dreds of ex­hibitors, vol­un­teers, and vis­i­tors to the show got stuck

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