Two people have been issued with a Traffic Offence Report (TOR) after they were spotted walking along the hard shoulder of the M60 following a night out.
The pair were spotted at stopped by officers from the Greater Manchester Traffic Police Unit, who then upon questioning claimed they didn't want to pay for a taxi so chose to walk along the side of the motorway instead.
Both people were issued with a TOR and taken to a place of safety.
The incident was highlighted by Greater Manchester Police Traffic, via their official Twitter account @gmptraffic, where a spokesperson, said: "XT18 saw these two pedestrians walking down the hard shoulder of the M60.
"Turns out they had been out for a meal and didn't want to pay for a taxi home, so decided to walk home...along the motorway.
"Both pedestrians were issued with a TOR and taken to a place of safety."