A man has died after a suspected hit-and-run on the M1, police have confirmed.

Herts Police said they are investigating after the man’s body was found by officers close to the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway between junctions 4 and 5, near Watford, at around 2.30pm yesterday.

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A police spokesperson told the Watford Observer: “It is suspected that he was struck by a vehicle which left the scene, any time between 4.30am on Sunday 3 December and 2.30pm on 4 December.

“The road was closed whilst investigations took place and it was reopened at around 8.30pm the same day. We thank people for their patience during this time.

“Enquiries are ongoing into the suspected collision, it’s believed that a number of cars stopped when the collision occurred. Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash cam footage, is asked to make contact with police quoting Operation Byron.”

More to follow.