This is why police closed the M62 in both directions at Birstall this morning

The M62 was closed in both directions at Birstall in the early hours of this morning - over concerns for a man's safety.

Friday, 21st February 2020, 9:30 am
Updated Friday, 21st February 2020, 9:52 am

Police were called at 2.24am this morning to reports of a man on an overhead bridge, close to junction 27.

Due to concerns for his safety, the M62 was closed in both directions at the scene.

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Officers attended, spoke to the man and shortly after 3am he was taken by ambulance to hospital."

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The M62 was closed this morning due to concerns for a man's safety (stock photo)

The road was reopened at about 3.10am.

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