THE M27 reopened last night after police shut the road in both directions due to the concern for welfare of a man.

The force had closed the major road junction 8 and 9 in both directions since around 4.30pm on Friday.

It was after officers responded to a call for the concern for the welfare of a man.

At just past 7pm it was confirmed the police incident had ended.

At 7.38pm Hampshire Constabulary said the incident was 'concluded' and that the man who had been on a bridge is now with emergency services.