MI Suicide Investigations: Leicestershire Police is investigating a death from an apparent suicide on the MI motorways early Thursday. According to reports, one person was found dead on the Southbound Carriageway of the M1 between Junctions 21 and 22 in Leicester on Thursday, January 18, 2023. Following the incident, drivers have been urged to find alternative routes as the southbound has been closed to traffic.
Leicestershire Police: 05:21| ROAD CLOSURE – M1 JUNCTION 22 TO 21A
M1 Southbound – Junction 22 to 21A will be closed until further notice due to a police incident. Please avoid this area by finding alternative routes. Updates will follow. Thank you for your patience.
Major traffic advisories have been issued following a ‘police incident’ that shut down part of the M1 on Thursday morning (January 18). Several detours are now in place. The event occurs on the southbound carriageway of the M1 between Junctions 21 and 22 in Leicester. National Highways reports that the southbound carriageway is stopped as police investigate an ‘incident’. The circumstances of this incident remain unknown.
There are warnings that the southbound lane will be closed “for several hours” shortly. This is the second time in as many days that police have closed this stretch of the M1. This is a developing story
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