Local motorists are being warned to be aware of an organised gang flagging down cars on the motorway.
North West Motorway Police said the gang pretend to be out of fuel and try to sell jewellery for cash. They often have children with them and a tale of how they are visiting their sick mother. They flag down cars on the hard shoulder near exit slips. If you spot someone flagging down motorists on the motorway, call the police on 999.