The M3 near Winchester has been closed in both directions following a “serious police incident.”

Over three hour delays are expected on some parts of the motorway for travellers after an incident which is believed to have started around 4am this morning.

The M3 is closed between J9 and J11.

Travellers are being advised to avoid the area if possible, with M3 southbound now over four hours delay, and northbound at two hours.

The A34 southbound to Winchester is now also taking two hours.

The incident is being dealt with by Hampshire Police, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service and South Central Ambulance Service.