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M1 closed in Leicestershire after two people found injured

Credit: Twitter: @BornAgainHuman

Motorists are advised to avoid the northbound carriageway of the M1 motorway after a report that two people had been found injured.

Earlier today, the M1 was closed in both directions between junction 21 A5460 in Leicester and junction 22 A50 - Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

Two people were found injured on the carriageway. One person has since been pronounced dead and the second is in a critical condition.

Three lanes on the southbound and two lanes on the northbound have since been re-opened.

It is believed no vehicles were involved - but according to the Leicestershire Police, the investigation is still in its early stages.

The police is urging anyone with information to come forward.

Earlier today, Twitter users shared pictures of the situation on the M1.

The M1 has been closed between J21 and J22 - some of the lanes have since been opened. Credit: Twitter: @Abundance247