Miles of tailbacks as traffic held on M5 after serious police incident near Exeter

 Police at scene of crash

People were trapped on the M5 for hours as traffic was held in both directions after a serious police incident near Exeter on Sunday afternoon.

Traffic heading in both directions was stopped and police were in attendance at the incident between J29 Exeter and J28 at Cullompton.

Pictures on social media showed people out of their cars on the carriageways after the crash at around 4:00pm.

An air ambulance was also seen landing.

Traffic at the back of queues was then turned around and diverted around the closures.