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Motorway junction closed after man falls from bridge

A man has sadly died after falling from a bridge on the M6 motorway


Police were called at 1.23am today (Friday 18 March) to the southbound carriageway at junction 7. 


Officers from the Central Motorway Patrol Group along with staff from West Midlands Ambulance Service and Highways England were immediately sent to the site. Sadly the man died at the location. 


Officers are doing everything they can to identify him so that they can share the awful news with his family. 


The southbound carriageway of the M6 is closed at junction 7. This is known as the Scott Arms junction. 


The A34 from Walsall to the Scott Arms junction is also closed.


Both will be reopened as soon as possible but police estimate that the carriageway will be closed until 8am at the earliest. 


In the meantime please avoid the area if you can. 


If you have any information that you think might help us, please call police on 101 quoting reference number 162-180322.


The charity Samaritans is available 24/7 if you need to talk. Call them free on 116 123.