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12-year-old boy found cycling on motorway

North West Motorway Police picked up the youngster on the M60 near Eccles, took him to his parents and "strongly advised" him...

A young boy took a wrong turn on the way to the Trafford Centre in Manchester and ended up on the M60.

The child, thought to be aged around 12, was stopped by police on Tuesday afternoon pedalling along near Barton Bridge, at junction 11 of the M60.

Police say the youngster managed to cycle up a slip road and ended up on the anticlockwise motorway carriageway. According to the Manchester Evening News he was taken home and “strongly advised” in front of his parents.

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A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson told the MEN they were called to Barton Bridge after the boy was spotted on the carriageway at 2.45pm.

She said: “The boy was about 12 years old and was on the motorway on his pedal bike at junction 11 of the M60.

“He had joined the M60 and had also been seen on the bridge of the M60 going anticlockwise.

“He was picked up by the police on the motorway. It looks like he was heading towards the Trafford Centre.”



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