Traffic had to be held by officers on approach to the Dartford Crossing last night after concerns were raised for the welfare of a woman spotted standing on the bridge last night.

Traffic was brought to a standstill at the QE2 Bridge due to a "police incident" at around 6pm on Monday, July 8, as cars heading clockwise were stopped on approach to the Crossing.

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Police held traffic from Junction 31 for Lakeside to Junction 1a for Swanscombe.

A spokesman for Essex Police has said: "We were called to concerns for the welfare of a woman on the Dartford Crossing at around 6.05pm on Monday, July 8.

"We attended.

"The woman was brought to safety and left in the care of medical professionals."