BREAKING: Man dies after falling from bridge onto Doncaster motorway


A man has died after falling from a bridge over a Doncaster motorway.

The A1(M) is currently closed in both directions between junctions 35 and 36 following the tragedy earlier this afternoon.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the road tonight during rush hour.

South Yorkshire Police were called at 3.10pm today after reports of a man falling from a footbridge near junction 36, at Warmsworth.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The southbound carriageway is set to reopen soon. Further updates will be issued in due course.

The disruption comes after police spent more than six hours negotiating with a woman in Doncaster town centre this morning who was threatening to jump from the roof of the Frenchgate Centre car park.

The incident caused widespred disruption and brought the town centre to a standstill.