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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".

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

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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

Forensic teams investigating after body found on M1

Credit: ITV News.

Forensic teams are investigating on the M1 near Daventry after a body was found overnight - police say the person appears to have been run over several times. ITV's Sarah Cooper is bringing us updates from the scene.

Stretch of M1 Northbound closed after body found in road

Police are investigating Credit: PA

A stretch of the M1 motorway heading northbound in Northamptonshire will be closed for most of the day after a body was found in a road.

The northbound carriageway was closed at about 3am this morning from junctions 16 to 17.

Diversions are in police and a police investigation into the incident is under way.

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