M5 shut after body is found by roadside

A stretch of the M5 was closed after a body was found near the side of the road.

Police said the person was discovered near the northbound M5 between Junctions 2 and 3, near Halesowen, and that they were alerted earlier on Sunday.

West Midlands Police said: "We're at the scene near to the Spies Lane bridge, Halesowen after being called just before 9.40am, as we establish what's happened and identify the person."

National Highways representatives said the road was open again by about 12.45pm.

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