POLICE stopped traffic on the M42 in Worcestershire following a concern for welfare for a man on the motorway underpass.

Traffic was brought to a halt while police spoke with the man and brought him to safety.

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We were called to a concern of welfare of a man on the overpass of M42 at the A435 roundabout around 1.55pm this afternoon (Thursday 7 December).

"Officers attended and the man was brought to safety.

"The road has been reopened."

Hour-long queues built up on the southbound carriageway.


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