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Police issue updated appeal for footage after M6 ‘wrong-way’ incident

Posted on - 9th February, 2022 - 12:14pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Fulwood, Preston News, Transport
The incident happened on the M6. Pic: Google

Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident on the M6 in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 9 February).

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Police are asking people to submit their footage of the incident here: https://orlo.uk/Km3gj

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Police were called at about 4.40am today to reports of a car travelling south on the north bound carriageway of the M6.

Read more: Car travelling wrong way on M6 at Preston caused traffic chaos this morning

Police patrols attended and stopped the car, a Toyota Aygo, by first using a stinger and then making deliberate tactical contact.

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The driver of both the Aygo and the police vehicle which made contact were unhurt but the Aygo driver, an elderly man, was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Police are now appealing for information and dashcam footage.

Chief Insp Patrick Worden said: “We believe the Aygo driver may have become disorientated and joined the motorway travelling the wrong way and we have intervened to try and bring the incident to a safe conclusion.

“Thankfully no-one was injured and I would like to thank those affected for the patience and co-operation while we dealt with he incident and the aftermath.

”The motorway was closed northbound for a number of hours while the scene was dealt with. Anyone with information should contact us on 101 quoting log 0167 of today (9 Feb).



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