Sunday, July 26, 2015

Man spotted PRAYING on motorway hard shoulder

Police searched for the man who had been seen on the M60 near Manchester, but were unable to find him

Getty / MENPrayer mat, M60 motorway
Motorpray: The man was reported to be kneeling on a prayer mat on the M60
Bemused motorists could barely believe their eyes - when they saw a man PRAYING on the hard shoulder of the motorway.
The unknown man was spotted kneeling on a prayer mat after pulling over on the M60 near Ashton-under-Lyne, Gtr Manchester.
North West Motorway Police tweeted on Saturday evening: “Getting reports of a male praying on a prayer mat on the hard shoulder M60 J23 Ashton-u-Lyne. @HighwaysNWEST en route to advise.”
The tweet was shared 120 times, sparking a flurry of amused responses.
James Shearing wrote: “When you gotta pray you gotta pray.”
Twitter user @poppamitch meanwhile joked: “Could be magic carpet with mobility problems. AA/RAC call out?”
John Bayliss responded saying: “Probably looking for the route to Godalming.”
However police were unable to find the man at the centre of the reports.
North West Motorway Police said: “A search of the area was made and there was no trace of the reported male.”

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