M1 crash in Nottinghamshire: Man, 27, arrested

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A diversion was put in place on the M1

A man has been arrested over a multi-vehicle crash that closed the M1 for eight hours and left a man seriously injured.

Highways England shut the motorway southbound in Nottinghamshire between junctions 28 for Kirkby-in-Ashfield and 26 for Nuthall on Saturday.

A 27-year-old was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and is in hospital.

A 48-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital, police say.

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Motorists were left stuck for hours after the crash and at one point there was a 1.5-mile (2.4km) tailback

Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire police forces thanked members of the public who came to the aid of those involved in the collision at 05:30 GMT.

Investigators have appealed for information and "crucial" dash camera footage.

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