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Police describe scene of M1 body discovery as 'catastrophic'

The M1 near Daventry was closed for most of Tuesday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police say the body of a man found dead on the M1 in Northamptonshire had been run over several times.

A stretch of the motorway near Daventry was closed for most of the day with officers describing the scene as "catastrophic".

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M1 re-opens to traffic after body found near Daventry

The M1 has now been cleared and has re-opened to traffic Credit: ITV News Anglia

The M1 near Daventry has re-opened to traffic after the body of a man was found on the northbound carriageway in the early hours of today (10th Jan).

Northamptonshire police say the man was hit several times.

Highways England say the road has now been cleared and all lanes are re-opened. It was affecting traffic between Junction 16 and 18.

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Police still looking for first vehicle that hit man on M1

Detective Sergeant Tony Hopkins from the East Midlands Collision Unit at the scene of the M1 near Daventry in Northamptonshire where a man's body was discovered.

Forensic team on the M1in Northamptonshire as investigations continue into discovery of body Credit: ITV News Anglia

It had been hit by several vehicles and the scene has been described as 'catastrophic', with identification expected to be carried out through finger prints.

The M1 near Daventry, Northamptonshire Credit: ITV News Anglia

Scene on M1 where body found described as 'catastrophic' by police

Police at the scene on the M1 Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northamptonshire police have described the scene on the M1 near Daventry where a body was found as 'catastrophic'.

Officers may have to use fingerprints to identify the victim who was a man.

He had been run over several times.

The body was discovered on the northbound carriageway between junction 16 and junction 18 in the early hours of today (Jan 10th).

Picture from the scene of M1 body discovery near Daventry

The M1 is likely to remain partially closed for most of today (Tues 10th Jan) after a body was discovered near Daventry.

Police say it looks like the body has been run over several times.

Drivers are being asked to find alternative routes.

Body found on M1 'run over several times' say police

Forensic team on the M1in Northamptonshire as investigations continue into discovery of body Credit: ITV News Anglia

A body found on the M1 motorway appears to have been run over several times say police.

A stretch of the motorway has been closed in Northamptonshire following the discovery some time before 3am on Tuesday (10th Jan).

Police said the road was expected to remain partially closed for most of Tuesday following the discovery.

Highways England said the "serious incident" closed the northbound carriageway between junction 16 near Northampton and junction 18 near Rugby.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes and diversions will be in place."

– Spokesperson, Northamptonshire police

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M1 in Northamptonshire closed after body found in road

The body was found between junctions 16 and 18. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A stretch of the M1 in Northamptonshire has been closed after a body was found in the road.

Police made the discovery just after 3am this morning.

Officers say the northbound carriageway between junction 16, near Northampton, and junction 18, near Rugby, is likely to be shut for most of the day.

"Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes and diversions will be in place," a police spokesperson said.

"Witnesses, or anyone with information, can police on 101 or 03000111222 if outside of the county."

An investigation into how the body ended up in the road is now underway.

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Dan at the finish. Credit: ITV Anglia.
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