M1 Leeds closure: Woman taken to hospital by air ambulance after falling from Robin Hood bridge

A woman has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after falling from a bridge in Leeds.
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A police patrol officer found the woman on the wrong side of a bridge on Sharp Lane, Robin Hood, over the M1. The motorway was closed in both directions between junctions 44 and 42.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “A short time later, the woman fell from the bridge and was taken to hospital by air ambulance. Her injuries are not described as life-threatening. The motorway was fully reopened at 12.44am.”

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