Women taking photos on M6 at Birmingham arrested

A group of women spotted taking photos on an M6 slip road in Birmingham have been arrested.

Three women were seen posing for photos on the hard shoulder from the A38M Aston Expressway to junction 6 of the M6 northbound at about 11:00 BST.

West Midlands Police said they were taken to a police station and later arrested under the Immigration Act.

In another incident a man walked up a slip road at junction 9 for Wednesbury with a shopping trolley.

'M6 pretty'

The force said three women, two aged 25 and a 16-year-old, were "escorted off the motorway by police" after it received "numerous calls" and officers were sent there.

In a comment from the official force contact centre Twitter account, West Midlands Police said: "999 calls stating there are three females stopped and are posing for photos on the M6.

"I know the M6 is pretty but this could be dangerous!!"

Police said they were looking into how the women got to the slip road and no vehicle was seen stationary on the hard shoulder.

They were safely removed with the help of Highways Agency.

In the other incident earlier, the man "inadvertently" walked up the motorway slip road during the morning, the force said.

A police spokeswoman said: "Highways Agency attended and advised him of his mistake and he walked back down to the local traffic island."

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