A PERSON has died after a serious incident on the M5 motorway in Worcester,

West Mercia Police confirmed there had been a death after closing the motorway due to a 'serious incident'.

Officers closed the M5 at junction six (Worcester) both north and southbound this morning (Wednesday).

However, the northbound carriageway remains closed while the southbound has reopened.

Police are currently trying to release traffic heading southbound.

Live updates as 'serious incident' closes M5 motorway in Worcester

A National Highways spokesperson said: "If you're caught within the closure of the #M5 within J6 (Worcester) then we are now working with Police to get you moving again.

"You will be turned around from the rear of the queue.

"Please await instruction before moving. Thanks for your ongoing patience."

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