Car spotted travelling wrong way on M6

An elderly man sparked a flurry of emergency calls after his car was spotted travelling in the wrong direction on the M6, say police.

Friday, 10th August 2018, 6:56 am
Updated Monday, 13th August 2018, 11:35 am
The man was spotted travelling the wrong way on the M6

Officers say they were contacted shortly after 5.30am on Friday, August 10 to reports that a white Hyundai was travelling southbound on the northbound carriageway near Lancaster.

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A spokesman for the police said: "We received numerous calls after the car was seen travelling in the wrong direction on the M6.

"It seems the gentleman, who was in his 80s, became confused around the Bay Gateway.

"Thankfully nobody was injured in this incident."

The carriageway has been fully reopened.