GLOUCESTERSHIRE Police are appealing to the public for information as they investigate the death of a pedestrian on the M5 yesterday afternoon, Tuesday January 8.

The collision happened between junctions ten and nine on the northbound carriageway at around 5.55pm when a heavy goods vehicle collided with the pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a man believed to be in his late 40’s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lanes one and two of the carriageway were closed for around four hours whilst the emergency services worked at the scene.

Closures to lane three were kept to a minimum in order to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible.

The southbound carriageway remained open.

Any witnesses to the collision that have not yet spoken to officers are asked to call Gloucestershire Police by dialling 101 and quoting incident number 361 of February 8.