A ROLLING motorway blockade masterminded by a Southend pensioner is causing traffic chaos on the M25.

Maggie Tuttle, 70, from Carlingford Drive, Westcliff, founder of the Children Screaming to be Heard charity, has sent a convoy of 20 cars along the motorway at South Mimms this morning from 10am to junction 30 with Lakeside, causing major tailbacks.

The cars are travelling at 20 miles per hour with police escort in protest at the actions of social services departments up and down the country who she claims "needlessly" take children away from loving families each year following "sexed up" reports.

Mrs Tuttle said: "Children have no rights children are taken into care on allegations and surrounded by an army of social workers. The reports are all different and we need to end this."