Megabus and passengers leave the scene on M6 Toll

The Megabus and the other coach carrying the original passengers has left the scene and is heading north up the M6 toll in the direction it originally came from.

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M6 police operation over

The terror alert which closed the M6 toll today was caused by a "health improvement aid for smokers", police said. Armed officers responded to a security alert from a concerned member of the public on board a coach travelling from Preston to London.