Man dies after M-way 'bridge fall'

The eastbound carriageway of the M27 at Hedge End in Hampshire was shut after a man reportedly fell from a bridge

The eastbound carriageway of the M27 at Hedge End in Hampshire was shut after a man reportedly fell from a bridge

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A section of a motorway has been closed after a man reportedly fell from an overhead bridge, police said.

The eastbound carriageway of the M27 at Hedge End in Hampshire was shut shortly after midnight between junctions five and seven following the death.

A Hampshire Police spokeswoman said: "Police have closed the eastbound carriageway of the M27 at Hedge End after reports that a man had fallen from a bridge over the carriageway.

"The incident happened shortly after midnight on New Year's Day. The man died at the scene.

"The road is closed between junctions five and seven eastbound until further notice while police investigate.

"The death is not thought to be suspicious at this time."

She added that the man was yet to be identified.

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