Man dies after falling from M6 bridge outside Wigan

A man has died after falling from a motorway bridge on the M6 outside Wigan, police have confirmed.

Thursday, 27th December 2018, 7:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 9:56 pm
Police have confirmed that a man died at the scene

Paramedics and police were called to the scene near J23 on the northbound carriage of the M6 at around 3pm yesterday (Wednesday).

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The carriageway was closed to allow for an air ambulance to land.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "Shortly after 3pm on Wednesday 26 December police were called after a man fell from a bridge over the M6 motorway at junction 23. "Sadly the man died as a result of his injuries. "There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and a file has been passed to the Coroner. "The motorway was closed for a short time while the emergency services attended."