Birmingham & Black Country

Horses bring M6 motorway to standstill

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Image caption The horses were spotted just before 20:00 BST

The M6 was closed outside Birmingham after horses were spotted on the motorway.

It happened just before 20:00 BST, Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said.

Officers shut the motorway in both directions between Junction 4A and Junction 5. Three horses and a foal were found on the northbound carriageway.

CMPG said all four horses had now been returned to a field.

It tweeted: "Full closure both ways M6 at J5 due to 3 horses in the road. First time I've reported that in Birmingham!"

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