Two police incidents shut a section of the M25 in both directions in the early hours of the morning.

Hertfordshire Constabulary were first called to the motorway near to junction 23 South Mimms at around 6.15am today (July 27) due to concerns about the welfare of a woman.

Officers attended the scene and closed part of the road up to junction 24 Potters Bar.

It has been confirmed that the woman was safely brought to safety.

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Less than half an hour later, police were called to a two-vehicle crash on the motorway at junction 24.

A full road closure was put in place while officers and paramedics from the ambulance service worked at the scene.

Police have said that two people sustained slight injuries in the crash, and that all lanes have now been reopened.

If you feel affected by what has happened and wish to find support, you can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 via phone for a confidential chat or email