Silly story of the day: the man stopped by police because he was walking along a motorway carrying, of all things, a garden gnome!
Members of the public had contacted the emergency services worried that he might be carrying a child. Mercifully it was less sinister than that, but I still can’t think of a single reason why he would be walking along the M60 with the creature. Except for the obvious: because it wanted to get to the other side. Ahem.
There’s a nice little update to the story today, informing us that the gnome in question has now joined the Manchester police force. And they’ve called him Gnorman. Who said the police have no sense of humour?