Man dies after falling from bridge on M65

A man has sadly died after falling from a bridge on the M65.

Police closed the motorway in both directions, between junctions 11 and 14, due to a ‘police incident’ on Sunday (November 6).

It is now confirmed that a man had fallen from the bridge and died from his injuries.

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Police closed the M65 between junction 11 and junction 14 whilst they worked at the scene on Sunday (November 6)

A police spokesman said: "We were called at 1.55pm to a bridge over the M65 between Junctions 11 and 14 to reports of concern for welfare.

"Emergency services attended and found a man had fallen from the bridge. He has since sadly died.

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"His family are being supported and our thoughts are with them at this very difficult time.

"The motorway has now reopened."

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The motorway was closed for a number of hours whilst emergency services worked at the scene, before it was reopened at around 4.30pm.