Motorway Closed After Police Find Suspicious Package Under Bridge

Police have closed the M1 in both directions are a suspicious package was discovered underneath a motorway bridge. Traffic is now queuing for five miles between 15 for Northampton and junction 14 for Milton Keynes after the discovery at around 7.30am today.

Stuart Paterson tweeted: “Just heard a bang. Suspicious package dealt with maybe?! #m1 #traffic #jam”.

Police officers have been scrambled and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue are also on the scene. Drivers are being told to avoid the area as the road is expected to be closed “for some time”.