M6 traffic chaos: stolen car suspect runs across EIGHT lanes pursued by police dogs and a helicopter

A stolen car suspect who ran across both carriageways to escape police was the cause of this afternoon's traffic chaos.

Friday, 31st May 2019, 3:22 pm
Updated Friday, 31st May 2019, 4:22 pm

Officers from Lancashire Road Police confirmed that the carriageway between J31 and J32 had reopened following the incident.

In a Tweet, they thanked the public for their patience, and said that the closure was promtped after a patrol car "sighted a stolen vehicle".

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"The occupant fled the vehicle and ran across 8 lanes of motorway traffic."

The suspect was then tracked using police dogs and a helicopter.

They are now in custody.