South East Wales

Police incident causes M4 closure in Newport

Police near the junction on to the M4 around Newport Image copyright Paul Middleton
Image caption Police near the junction on to the M4 around Newport

The M4 was closed on the westbound side around Newport on Tuesday evening because of a police incident.

Gwent Police said a man was on the "wrong side" of a motorway bridge between junctions 25 (Caerleon) and 26 (Malpas) at 19:35 BST.

Roads in the area were closed for a number of hours, including the eastbound entry slip road at Caerleon.

The Brynglas tunnel was also closed on that side for scheduled maintenance.

Image copyright Paul Middleton
Image caption No traffic was heading westbound which was closed

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