The CFZ Press Office released the following statement this afternoon:
CFZ Director Jonathan Downes and his wife Corinna were involved in a serious road traffic accident on the M25 last night, involving four other vehicles. Their Jaguar was a write-off and they were taken to hospital. However, they were discharged in the early hours of this morning.
The police have stated that although a prosecution is likely to take place, it would not be against Mr Downes, who was completely blameless.
Apart from shock, and superficial scratches and bruises, it appears that Mr and Mrs Downes are unhurt. More news when we get it.