M1 at Rothwell closed for hours after body found on carriageway

Police are appealing for information after the body of a man was found on the carriageway in the early hours of this morning.

By Leanne Clarke
Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 10:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 10:05 am

The incident happened on the Southbound carriageway of the M1, Junction 44.

At 12.38am, the body of a man, believed to have fallen from the A639 bridge over the M1, was found on the carriageway where he may have been struck by a vehicle.

The motorway was closed in both directions whilst investigative work was carried out.

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The incident happened on the Southbound carriageway of the M1, Junction 44.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances regarding the death and the coroner’s office have been informed.

Anyone with information that may assist with ongoing enquiries is asked to call 101 quoting log 44 of the 9th May.