Jeremy Clarkson under fire for criticising police as they investigate M4 crash

Jeremy Clarkson has been criticised for complaining about road closures near the M4 following a major crash that saw a man airlifted to hospital.

Traffic was held up near Heathrow Airport on Thursday to allow an air ambulance onto the carriageway.

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The collision between a car and a motorcycle initially closed the motorway in both directions.

Tweeting to his 7m followers, the presenter opined: "Dear the M4 Police. The injured have now been taken care of. So here's an idea. Open the road."

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Criticism followed the tweet with many accusing Clarkson of being insensitive.

One follower replied: "Presume the police have accident investigation work to which I presume you would want done if it was you or your family member that had been seriously injured?"

Clarkson's latest tweet comes just two weeks after a similar post when he blasted police for being slow to re-open a road following a crash which led to a pensioner's death.