M25 shut for hours over concern for person on bridge

The M25 was closed near Watford for a police incident. <i>(Image: Google Street View)</i>
The M25 was closed near Watford for a police incident. (Image: Google Street View)

The M25 near Watford was shut for around three hours following reports of concern for someone’s welfare on a bridge.

The clockwise motorway was closed between junction 20 for Hemel Hempstead and 21 for the M1 due to a “Herts Police incident” yesterday evening.

This morning a spokesperson for the force said: “Police were called at just after 8.30pm yesterday (Monday 5 December) to report the concern for welfare of a person on a bridge over the M25 at junction 21.

“The motorway was closed while the incident was dealt with and the person was taken to a place of safety.”

National Highways confirmed the stretch had reopened at around 11.30pm.

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