Mystery A1(M) motorway death in Hatfield

Police have not explained how a man died on the motorway hard shoulder

Police have not explained how a man died on the motorway hard shoulder - Credit: Archant

Police have confirmed that a man died on the A1(M) motorway in Hatfield today, but have not clarified the circumstances.

The northbound carriageway through the Hatfield tunnel was closed, as were the junction 3 slips roads in both directions, and the road to The Galleria shopping centre.

A police spokesman said: “At 12.36pm today, police received a call from the ambulance service alerting them to a report of concern for welfare of a man near the hard shoulder of the A1(M) near Junction 3.

“The man was found to be seriously ill and was treated by paramedics. Sadly, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“All roads have now reopened.”

“The circumstances surrounding the incident are still being established but it is believed there are no suspicious circumstances at this stage.”

Police say the man did not arrive at the motorway hard shoulder in a vehicle.