Mo­tor­way closed due to con­cern for woman

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

PO­LICE closed the M69 in both di­rec­tions near Hinck­ley af­ter re­ports of a woman on a bridge over the mo­tor­way.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic con­tacted po­lice ex­press­ing con­cern for the woman who was seen on a foot­bridge bew­teen junc­tion 2 and the link with the M1 on Sun­day at around 6.15pm.

How­ever on ar­rival the woman was said to be seen run­ning away prompt­ing a search of the area with po­lice dogs.

The mo­tor­way was shut for around 45 min­utes.

A Le­ices­ter­shire Po­lice spokes­woman said: “We were called at about 6.15pm re­port­ing cause for con­cern for a woman on a bridge near junc­tion 2 south­bound.

“A fur­ther call said the woman was seen run­ning off the bridge. We have sent of­fi­cers to the scene to­gether with a dog han­dler to search the area.”

High­ways Eng­land tweeted just af­ter 7pm: “Po­lice in­ci­dent M69 now re­solved.. both di­rec­tions have had traffic re­leased between junc­tion 2 to the M1 junc­tion 21. Thanks for your pa­tience if held.”

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