THE M56 has been partially closed due to an ongoing police incident.

The motorway is currently closed on the westbound carriageway between junction 1 (Manchester Airport) and junction 2, with police and paramedics currently at the scene.

The M56 Sharston Link Road is closed both ways, with stationary traffic due to the police incident.

There is currently congestion to J3 (Baguley), the M60 and A560 through Gatley.

Highways England said: "The M56 in Greater Manchester is closed both ways between J1 (Manchester Airport) and J3 due to a police led incident.

"Emergency services are at the scene. Road user are being diverted via local routes at this time.

"Please consider alternative routes and allow additional time for your journey."

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