Police clearing debris on M6 forced to close motorway after woman goes walkabout


Decided to walk home? Police clearing debris on M6 forced to close motorway for longer than planned after woman goes walkabout on the hard shoulder

  • Police released image of woman walking along M6 in Birmingham on July 20
  • Officers who were clearing debris had to close motorway longer than planned
  • The pedestrian decided to walk along the route while traffic was being held  
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Police were forced to close a motorway for longer than they had planned after a woman decided to ‘go for a wander’ along the hard shoulder.

The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) had been clearing debris along the M6 carriageway near the Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham when the mystery woman decided to take a walk along the route while traffic was being held on July 20. 

Officers later revealed the closure went on for longer than planned due to the incident – which took place between Junctions 6 and 7.

The force have now released images of the female pedestrian in an effort to find her.

In an statement the CMPG said: ‘For those stopped M6 J6-7, this was because we had to remove some debris that had fallen from a vehicle causing a risk to everyone. 

Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) were forced to close the M6 carriageway near the Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham when the mystery woman decided to take a walk along the hard shoulder

‘However, thank this person for causing a longer delay by wandering off and stopping us safely reopening.’

MailOnline has contacted West Midlands Police for comment.

In 2016, emergency services rushed to the M27 after a pedestrian was seen walking along the hard shoulder between junctions 8 and 9 towards Whiteley.

The man, who had been walking with the flow of traffic, was arrested at the scene.  

The pedestrian decided to take a walk along the route while traffic was being held on July 20

The pedestrian decided to take a walk along the route while traffic was being held on July 20

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