The Highways Agency has released a statement following the Crown Prosecution Service accusing it of displaying unclear speed limits on the M42, which could see thousands of motorists let-off for speeding convictions.
We have resolved an issue relating to the font used on speeds signs on our motorways. The signs were always entirely legible and the mandatory speed limit clear. Following queries that suggested that this may not have been, we clarified the issue in November 2012.
– The Highways Agency
The signs, which were located on the motorway west of Coventry, showed the speed limit 'taller and narrower that they should have been', said Crown Prosecution Services.
More than 11,000 motorists may now receive their money back.
Police searching for missing man Thomas Ryan from Redditch have found a body in woodland, near to where his car was found abandoned on the M42.25-year-old Mr Ryan was reported missing on Tuesday.
Formal identification of the body is due to take place and the death is being treated by police as unexplained. Police say the death is not thought to be suspicious. The coroner has been informed and a post-mortem examination will take place shortly. The death is not thought to be suspicious.