Northern Ireland

M2 reopens following man's death near Sandyknowes

M2 crash Image copyright Paul Green
Image caption The incident on the motorway happened on Friday morning

The M2 has reopened after a man died in a incident on Friday morning.

It happened on the hill section near Sandyknowes.

The Sandyknowes roundabout in Newtownabbey had been closed to Belfast-bound traffic and the country-bound slip road was also closed.

PSNI Inspector Rosie Leech apologised for the severe disruption that ensued, but said police had to perform a thorough investigation of the scene.

"The problem is that we don't get a second chance to go back to that scene and if there is evidence scattered across a number of lanes we can't go back after the event to try and retrieve that, we only get one chance at this," she said.

"So I really am sorry that people have been inconvenienced."