M40 closed after welfare incident at Banbury junction

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Traffic on the M40 between junction 11, Banbury and junction 12 at Gaydon was halted for over an hour as police responded to a fear for welfare incident.

Thames Valley Police officers were dispatched at about 1.44pm today, July 20, to a fear for welfare call involving a woman.

The motorway was closed in both directions to allow service vehicles to reach the scene.

A woman was taken to an undisclosed hospital.

Lanes in both carriageways were reopened at 3pm.