A man in his 40s has died after an incident on the M25 near the Dartford Crossing.

Officers were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at J30 at 11.20am today (November 8).

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is being treated as non-suspicious.

Traffic was diverted as the incident was dealt with.

The junction has since reopened.

Essex Police (@EssexPoliceUK) tweeted at 11.20am: “We're currently responding to an incident on the #M25 at J30 just ahead of the QEII Bridge.

“This is causing delays, please be patient. Traffic approaching J30 will be directed around the incident using the off slip.

“We remain at the scene and will update you as soon as we can.”

A further tweet issued by Essex Police at 2.07pm said: “We were called to concerns for the welfare of a man at J30 of the #M25 today (Nov 8).

“Sadly, we can now confirm that a man in 40s died at the scene. There were no suspicious circumstances. The road is now open.”

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