M1 closed due to 'police incident'

The M1 motorway has been closed north of Lutterworth.

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 10:43 am
Updated Friday, 5th October 2018, 1:31 am
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The closure affects the northbound carriageway from junction 20 (Lutterworth) to junction 21 (south Leicester, M69 and Fosse Park).

The closure came into force shortly after 3am this morning (Wednesday) and Highways England says it expects the carriageway to remain closed until around 1pm.

Leicestershire Police and other emergency services are understood to be in attendance.

The official diversion is from junction 20 along the A4303 to the A5, then north up to the A5/M69 junction and finally along the M69 back to junction 21 of the M1.

There are currently delays on the M1 northbound south of junction 20, on the northbound A5, and on the M69 approaching junction 21.