Recap: A120 reopens near Stansted Airport after 'police incident'

Essex Police were called to the A120 following "concerns for a man" at around 8.45am today (Saturday, April 23)

Essex Police were called to the A120 following "concerns for a man" at around 8.45am today (Saturday, April 23) - Credit: Matt Pillinger/Archant

Essex Police shut the A120 between Stansted Airport and Dunmow this morning (April 23) while officers responded to a welfare issue.

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attended the incident.

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attending the incident on the A120 between Stansted Airport and Dunmow

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attending the incident on the A120 between Stansted Airport and Dunmow - Credit: Matt Pillinger

The busy road was shut in both directions, but has since reopened.

A police spokesperson said: "We were called to concerns for a man on the A120 near Stansted shortly before 8.45am."

A diversion was in place through Takeley using the B1256, with heavy traffic westbound between the B1008 Dunmow South junction and the closure at Dunmow West.

A queue on the A120 at Dunmow today (Saturday, April 23)

A queue on the A120 at Dunmow today (Saturday, April 23) - Credit: Submitted

If you are affected by this incident and would like mental health help and support, you can call the NHS on 111 and press option 2 for the 24/7 first response service. Alternatively, contact a Samaritan on 116 123 or via email at jo@samaritans.org.

For up-to-date information about the county's roads, visit our LIVE Essex traffic map.