The M60 was closed in both directions over concern for the welfare of a woman close to the Trafford Centre.

The emergency services attended the incident at around 3.30pm on Monday, according to National Highways.

In a post on social media at around the same time, GMP Trafford said these closures in both directions were due to 'concern for the welfare of a female'.

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It said: "The emergency services are responding to an incident regarding the concern for the welfare of a female and are trying to make sure she is safe.

"We would ask for people to avoid the network near to the Trafford Centre as traffic is affected," it added.

The M60 was closed for some two hours, until at around 5.30 the road reopened, National Highways said.

There was no update from GMP Trafford at the time, but it is understood the woman was taken to safety.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. Jack is the reporter for The Messenger and covers anything and everything from within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.

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