M1 Shuts As Person Threatens To Jump

2 May 2011, 07:24 | Updated: 2 May 2011, 07:27

The M1 was shut in both directions in Northants yesterday (Sunday May 1st) after a person threatened to jump from a bridge.

Police closed the motorway northbound at junction 15 and southbound at junction 15A, both near Northampton at about 1:50pm.

Trained negotiators were sent to the scene and drivers were asked to be patient.

The road was reopened at about 4:40pm and there were no injuries.