UPDATE: Road open again after M1 double fatality near Bricket Wood

Ambulance crews were called out to the incident

Ambulance crews were called out to the incident - Credit: Archant

The M1 northbound near Bricket Wood has reopened after two people died - one of whom reportedly fell from a bridge.

Emergency services were called to the northbound carriageway between Junction 5 and 6 after reports of the serious incident at around 10.45am.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) said two ambulances, an emergency response vehicle and an air ambulance were dispatched to the scene but stood down after midday.

The northbound carriageway was closed for several hours before reopening just before 4pm.

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