TRAFFIC was at a stand still on M5 after reports of a police incident.

There are currently delays affecting traffic travelling northbound between junction 24 and junction 23.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset police said: "We were called to reports of a man on a bridge on the M5 between junction 24 and junction 23 at about 4pm.

"He was on the wrong side of the railings. All the northbound lanes were stopped while the man was detained.

"All motorway lanes were reopened at around 4.20pm."