A large section of the M3 was blocked earlier today - and police have confirmed why.

Motorists travelling on the northbound side between Chandler's Ford and Winchester faced heavy delays this afternnon.

Traffic reports described the incident as a crash, but police have revealed what caused the delays.

Officers stopped a vehicle between Otterbourne and Winchester at 2.40pm. 

This followed earlier reports of a robbery in Fordingbridge.

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The victim, a delivery driver, was about to make a delivery when he was approached by two men who demanded he handed over the boxes he was carrying.

He handed the parcels over and the men made off in a vehicle.

No-one was injured.

A 33-year-old man from Harlow and a 39-year-old man from London have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

They are currently in police custody and investigations are ongoing.