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.

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"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.