UPDATE: Bin-liner that kept the M1 in Northamptonshire shut for NINE HOURS contained 'highly corrosive material'

The southbound carriageway of the M1 reopened last night after a suspicious object was found between junction 14 and 15.

Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 10:02 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 11:57 am
The southbound carriageway opened last night at about 10.30pm.

Thames Valley Police said the object contained a highly corrosive material which had leaked across lanes one and two, which has now been cleared.

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There is no evidence to suggest that it was a terrorist-related incident.

A police spokeswoman said: "Thank you to everyone involved for their patience and co-operation."