A mum has been left partially paralysed after protests on the M25 delayed her trip to hospital by six hours.

The woman was rushed to hospital by her son Chris after she suffered what paramedics thought was a stroke.

Chris took it upon himself to drive her to the hospital because of ambulance delays and the on-site doctor being hit with severe delays due to traffic.

But he was stuck on the M25 for six hours due to delays caused by the Insulate Britain protests.

He told LBC: "I was caught for about six hours in traffic. I was doing a mission of mercy to help my mother.”

Over three days last week climate protesters caused major delays on the M25 by blocking junctions in sit down protests.

They held demonstrations across junctions in Hertfordshire, Kent, Essex and Surrey.

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Chris added: "I was there with my mother for six hours watching her slip away, and I could do nothing.

"When we got her to the hospital, the doctors said if we were to have gotten to them within 90 minutes, her symptoms, her recovery would have been minimal."

"Because she'd been left to endure a stroke for six hours she's got complete paralysis now down her left side"

"I am so angry and so upset – this didn't need to happen", he added.

Home Secretary Priti Patel is said to have told police to take “decisive” action to crack down on the protests which brought traffic to a halt.

Met Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor previously said: “The actions of this group have significantly impacted the major road network around London.

“Removing individual protesters who have glued themselves to the road or locked themselves on to something is a complex and resource-intensive challenge and we must do this in a safe and effective way.

“It is our view that this behaviour is unsafe and irresponsible, creating risk for themselves, other road users and officers.”