The M6 in Lancashire was closed in both directions last night due to a concern for welfare incident.

Officers were called to the carriageway at junction 28 for Leyland at around 11.50pm on Saturday (November 28).

The motorway was subsequently closed in both directions while officers spoke to an individual who was on a motorway bridge.

Thankfully no one was injured, with Highways England confirming the incident came to an end safely.

The motorway was closed until around 2.15am on Sunday.

Andy Willis, Force Incident Manager at Lancashire Police, said: "We were called at 11.50pm regarding an incident on the motorway at Heald House Road in Leyland where officers attended.

"To deal with the incident on the bridge we did close the motorway for a period of time. It appears we closed it until about 2.15am.

"Fortunately at that time traffic was fairly light and it was directed off at Charnock Richard or at Leyland.

"It was a concern for welfare incident."

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