Devon M5 motorway death man 'fell from bridge'

A man whose death forced the closure of a section of the M5 in Devon had fallen from a bridge over the motorway, police say.

A section of the northbound carriageway out of Devon was closed for several hours on Saturday.

The motorway was shut between J29 to Exeter and J27 to Tiverton from about 02:30 BST as police investigated how the body got on the road.

Devon and Cornwall Police have made an appeal for witnesses.

Officers say they believe the victim was from the mid-Devon area and his next of kin have been informed.

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