Thursday, February 25, 2016

Man arrested after being spotted carrying gnome on motorway

A man who was reported to police for carrying a "small child" on the M60 was found to be holding a garden gnome.

Concerned drivers contacted police after the man was spotted near junction two of the motorway in Greater Manchester on Tuesday afternoon.

He was later arrested on suspicion of a public order offence. Officers tweeted: "Earlier we had a lady taking her dog for a walk on the M60 now we have a man carrying a gnome."

Greater Manchester Police later tweeted a photo of the gnome saying: "Now safe and well in our office after being taken from a pedestrian M60 J2. This is a Missing from Gnome Enquiry!"

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