NEGOTIATORS were called out after concerned passers-by reported a man sitting on the edge of a bridge over looking a busy motorway.

Police receieved a number of reports that a man was sat on the wrong side of the fencing on the bridge over junction 37 of the M1 at 7pm on Saturday, September 19. 

Negotiators were called out and the man came down safely before being taken to hospital.

The M1 was closed in both directions for around an hour.