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Family stops for barbecue near Lancaster...on the M6!

The tweet by North West Motorway Police on Sunday July 29.
The tweet by North West Motorway Police on Sunday July 29.

Motorway police were shocked to discover a family making unusual use of the hard shoulder on the M6 near Lancaster on Sunday.

The family, on holiday from France, decided to stop for a barbecue – until they were advised to move on by officers for their own safety.

The incident happened just after 3pm on Sunday.

North West Motorway Police later tweeted: “Remember the hard shoulder is for emergencies and not delicacies”.