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Leeds news LIVE: M1 closed in both directions near Leeds due to police incident

Last updated: Thursday, 11 February, 2021, 10:52

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Update on the M1 closure - both lanes have now reopened.

Police called to woman on 'wrong side of the railings' on Leeds bridge over M1 motorway

Police officers were called to a woman who was stood on the wrong side of the railings on a bridge over the M1 in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police officers recover three dead fox bodies from Leeds area

Police officers recover three dead fox bodies after reports of "several dead foxes" in Leeds area

West Yorkshire Police officers have recovered three dead fox bodies in the Tinshill and Ireland Wood areas of Leeds.

Leeds residents ecstatic after Boris Johnson praises local Medical Centre in Downing Street Covid daily briefing

Residents of Leeds suburb ecstatic after Boris Johnson praises local Medical Centre in Downing Street briefing

Residents living in Alwoodley in Leeds have expressed their excitement after Prime Minister Boris Johnson singled out their local Medical Centre for praise in the latest Downing Street coronavirus briefing.

M1 Leeds to Rothwell closure - diversion routes


  • Exit the M1 onto the M621
  • Exit the M621 at J7
  • At the roundabout, take the third exit onto the A639
  • Re-join the M1 at J44


  • Exit the M1 at J44
  • At the roundabout, join the A639 and proceed along to the M621 J7
  • Join the M621 at J7 and continue along this road to re-join the M1 southbound 

Ongoing police incident on the M1 near Leeds

The M1 is closed in both directions near Leeds due to an ongoing incident.

West Yorkshire Police are at the scene.

Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and may wish to consider alternative routes. 

M1 closed from Leeds to Rothwell:

Highways England tweeted: "M1 closed in both directions J43 Leeds to J44 Rothwell due to a police incident. Updates to follow."

This morning’s stories:

"I was too anxious to touch the dustbin" - how vaccine is giving hope to vulnerable shielders

Shielders who have received a first dose of their vaccination against COVID 19 say they feel there is now hope for getting back to normal.

Seven half marathons in seven days for Leeds Rhinos fan inspired by Rob Burrow's courageous MND battle

Lifelong Leeds Rhinos fan John Brining is set to run seven half marathons in seven consecutive days to raise cash for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

All you need to know about this week’s Leeds Bradford Airport decision

This week, one of Leeds’s biggest and most controversial planning applications in decades is set to go before council planning chiefs for a final decision.

Leeds friends inspired by Blue Planet see eco-business sales soar by more than 4000% during lockdown

A quartet of friends from Leeds who set up an eco business are celebrating being stocked by John Lewis - after helping to save 80 million grams of plastic from waste.

Welcome to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s live news blog on Thursday February 11.

Hour-by-hour weather for Leeds as Met Office forecasts more snow

Hour-by-hour weather for Leeds today as Met Office forecasts more snow

Snow is expected to fall again in Leeds today (Wednesday).

Welcome to the YEP live blog

We’ll bring you the latest breaking news and updates here today - as snow is expected to hit the city once more.

Leeds snow: Hour-by-hour Met Office forecast as city braces for more snow

Hour-by-hour Met Office forecast as Leeds braces for more Storm Darcy snow

Snow is expected to fall across Leeds today (Tuesday).

“Didn’t feel a thing” - video of the first member of the public to receive their jab at Elland Road

People from the first priority cohort have begun entering Centenary Pavilion - and the first jab has now been administered!

A walkthrough of the centre

First image from inside the centre from our reporter Emma Ryan

Elland Road vaccination centre
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