Woman jumps off motorway bridge

THE M1’s northbound carriageway was closed for nearly three hours on Tuesday night because a 29-year-old woman jumped off a bridge.

The incident happened at 6.50pm at Junction 27, near Underwood. Both directions were initially closed but the southbound carriageway re-opened at 7.50pm. The northbound carriageway was closed until around 9.30pm.

The woman, thought to be from Annesley, is believed to have hit the hard shoulder. Her injuries were not life-threatening

Duty inspector Graham Osborne said: “We are not treating the situation as suspicious.”