A MAN has died after he fell from a bridge near Junction 1 of the M5 motorway.

The motorway was closed in both directions at around 7am this morning (Tuesday September 12) between Junction 1 (West Bromwich), and the M6 Junction 8 this morning after reports of a man falling from Newton Road Bridge.

Medics and police rushed to the scene.

The man was found in a critical condition.

Unfortunately despite medics' efforts nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to a medical emergency before junction 1 of the M5 Southbound near Charlemont, Birmingham at around 7.10am.

"An ambulance, two paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent to the scene where, on arrival, crews found a male patient in a critical condition receiving basic life support.

"Ambulance staff immediately took over and administered advanced life support but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, the man could not be saved and was confirmed dead at the scene."