M6 Closed Near Warrington By Armed Police

20 January 2013, 09:15 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A stretch of the southbound side of the M6 had to be closed by armed police, as part of a firearms operation.

Traffic was brought to a standstill at junction 21A at about 4:30pm yesterday (Saturday 19th Jan)

The closure caused delays for motorists.

Five people in the car were detained for searches.

The motorway was reopened a short time later.