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M/way reopened after bridge-jump threat
TRAFFIC is beginning to move again after the M5 was closed in both directions following in incident in which a man threatened to jump from a bridge.
THE M5 was closed between J7 and J8 from about 2pm while police spoke to the man and persuaded him to cross back on to the correct side of the barrier.
The road was reopened about half an hour later although it is expected to take a while for tailbacks to clear.
UPDATE 4.45pm: The man was detained under the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital.