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Police closed the M1 last night after pedestrian seen running across a live lane

The motorway was closed for a period of time overnight from 1:29 am

The road is open this was an incident overnight.

National Highways said at 1:29 am on Tuesday 1 March:

‘The traffic on the M1 is currently held in both directions between J21 and J21A near Leicester due to a police incident

‘Traffic officers are on scene to assist.

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‘Please approach with care as delays are building in the area.’

The motorway reopened at 1:44 am.

Leicestershire Police said:

‘TDFU & RPU – suspected incident at Leicester Forest East Services.

‘Quick response to scene, containment on, drone deployed & dog tracking.

‘Person found after running away across the live motorway.’

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