Leeds & West Yorkshire

Man dies driving wrong way down M1 near Leeds

A man has been killed while driving the wrong way down a slip road on the M1 near Leeds during a police pursuit.

Officers were attempting to stop the car in the early hours before it was in a crash with a van on the M62 eastbound entry slip road to the M1.

Police said they began following the Nissan Micra just after 04:00 BST on Hunslet Road in Leeds after it failed to stop for officers.

The slip road was closed for several hours.

Police said the van driver was not seriously hurt.

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