A1(M) shut near Stevenage due to concerns for man’s welfare, police confirm

The A1(M) was shut in both directions between Junction 8 and 7 for Stevenage.

The A1(M) was shut in both directions between Junction 8 and 7 for Stevenage. - Credit: Archant

The A1(M) was shut last night in both direction due to concerns for a man’s welfare, police have confirmed this morning.

Officers were alerted just before 5.30pm after reports that a man was on a bridge above the motorway between Junction 8 and 7 for Stevenage.

A rolling road block was put in place on both carriageways as a precaution while the area was searched.

Nobody was found on the bridge and a man was located safe and well at an address in Stevenage at about 6.15pm.

Police were also called to the A1(M) near Junction 8 just after 7.10am following reports of a three-vehicle crash.


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All the vehicles were on the hard shoulder on arrival and the road was not blocked.

Nobody was injured.

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