Man fatally hit by lorry as he walked on M1 in Leicestershire

A man was fatally hit by a lorry as he walked on the M1 in Leicestershire.

The incident happened yesterday (27 August) at around 7pm, on the southbound carriageway close to Junction 20.

Emergency Services arrived at the scene to find the man lying on the road. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man had been in prior contact with Police, therefore a referral is being made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

The road was closed for a number of hours and has since reopened.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to come forward with information.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Leicestershire Police on 101 quoting incident 532 of 27 August.