HIGHWAY patrol officers found a family from France on the hard shoulder of the M6 - enjoying a barbecue.

The North West Motorway Police team shared the "incident" on their social media after receiving the report on Sunday.

The family were supposedly spotted by officers near Lancaster tucking into their meal.


Officers put the message out into the public domain to remind people about the dangers of the motorway and what the hard shoulder is really for.

On Twitter, a spokesman wrote: "Remember the hard shoulder is for emergencies and not delicacies."