Concerns for a woman's wellbeing on the M25 near Romford led to the motorway's closure yesterday.

Essex Police were called regarding concerns for the welfare of a woman on the M25 between junctions 29 in Romford and junction 30 on A13 after 3.30pm on Sunday (March 3).

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Emergency services attended and Essex Police said they left the woman in the care of health professionals, as it appeared to be a mental health-related incident.

National Highways shared on X, formerly Twitter, that traffic was temporarily stopped between the two junctions while Essex Police worked at the scene.

Delays of at least 20 minutes were reported on approach but the road was later reopened.

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