Officers from Greater Manchester Police’s traffic unit have thanked a member of the public who rugby tackled a drunk and aggressive male who was ‘running on the west and eastbound carriageways of the M602.
Police were called this morning (10th October) after several motorists spotted the male running in front of fast-moving cars.
When officers arrived on the scene, the male once again ran in front of traffic onto some nearby railway tracks.
As well as units from GMP Traffic, units from NW motorway police along with response team officers from the British Transport Police and GMP Salford also attended, helped by the National Police Air Service (NPAS) north west.
After a brief foot chase, the male was detained without any members of the public being harmed.
A spokesperson for GMP Traffic tweeted:
‘A [big] thanks to members of the public for their patience whilst our closures had been implemented and to the member of the public who rugby tackled the male to the floor after running off the tracks and back onto the live lane of traffic!
‘He is now in custody awaiting interview.’