Stoke & Staffordshire

Biker 'wheelied and took selfie on M6' in Staffordshire

Biker on M6 Image copyright CMPG
Image caption Police cameras captured the biker on the M6

A motorcyclist accused of performing wheelies and taking a selfie while driving on the M6 has been charged with traffic offences.

Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said officers filmed the biker on Saturday afternoon between junction 12 and Stafford services.

He was was seen riding his Yamaha R6 in a dangerous manner while speeding at times, the police said.

A 27-year-old man from Harlow in Essex will appear in court at a later date.

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Image caption He was seen performing wheelies, standing up and taking a photo, police said

Video footage of the rider captured by police vehicles will be played for the magistrate in court, the spokesman added.

CMPG acting sergeant Steve Millward said: "This kind of behaviour on our motorways will simply not be tolerated. It is dangerous.

"We are committed to keeping all road users safe and will continue to take action against those who disregard the law.

"This rider will now face a magistrate to explain his behaviour."

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