Motorway slip roads closed as police deal with 'distressed' woman on a bridge

Two slip roads have been closed.
Two slip roads have been closed.

Two motorway slip roads on the M6 have been closed this morning (Saturday, June 16) while police dealt with what they described as a "distressed" woman on a bridge.

Greater Manchester Police got the call at around 8:30am to reports of concern for the welfare of a woman on a bridge which goes over the motorway slip roads at junction 25 for Bryn.

In a statement to Twitter at 9:02am, North West Motorway Police said: "We are putting a closure in place on the M6 southbound entry slip at junction 25 for Bryn and the exit slip at junction 25 northbound due to a distressed female on the over bridge.

"Please be patient with us."

They added: "We are dealing with this along with Merseyside and GMP officers as swiftly as we can."

GMP confirmed that the lady was engaging with officers on the scene.

At 10:17pm Highways England confirmed that all traffic caught in the northbound slip road had been released but that the slip roads remain closed.

At 10:40am a spokesman from North West Motorway Police said: "The incident has come to a safe conclusion and the lady involved is now with medical staff.

"Many thanks to the public for your patience and support."