UPDATE: M1 motorway re-opened

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A MAN who was threatening to jump from a bridge on the M1 motorway has been detained by police.

The motorway has now been re-opened in both directions between junction 36 at Tankersley and 38 at Durkar after it was closed for several hours causing major disruption to motorists.

Police were called to the bridge in Higham, Barnsley, just after 8.30am this morning.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said: “The man has been detained safe and well by police officers.”