Coventry & Warwickshire

Motorists prosecuted for photographing M6 lorry fire

Junction 3a on the M6 in Warwickshire Image copyright Google
Image caption Motorists were seen taking photos of a lorry fire near junction 3a on the M6 in June

Motorists who took photos of a lorry fire on a West Midlands motorway have been prosecuted by police.

Warwickshire Police said about 80 motorists have been sent letters saying they were seen taking photos of the fire near junction 3a on the M6.

"They can either pay a £100 fine and have three penalty points put on to their licences or contest the case in court," a spokesman said.

The offence was "driving while using a mobile phone", police said.

A police spokeswoman said so far no-one had elected to go to court.

Details of the fire on 6 June were tweeted by the force on Wednesday.

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