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Coach stopped on M6 Toll surrounded by armed police

The Google Street View of the M6 Toll near where it was closed this morning Photo: Google Street View

The M6 toll motorway has been shut near Birmingham following a "police-led" incident. The road was closed off by police between junctions three and four near Lichfield in both directions. (Click here for Google Map view)).

Google Map of the incident on the M6 Toll Credit: Google Maps

There are unconfirmed reports that this is a counter-terrorism operation.

It is understood the incident involved a coach which pulled over on to the hard shoulder of the motorway of its own volition.

Reports have suggested armed officers are involved. Staffordshire Police said they were called at 8.20am.

"There is currently an ongoing incident on the M6 Toll at Weeford, near Lichfield.

"Both lanes of the toll road have been closed while police deal with the incident."

– Staffordshire Police spokesperson

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