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Woman shocks officers after giving birth to baby boy at side of motorway

A baby was born on the hard shoulder of the M60 motorway near Manchester Credit: PA

A new mother gave birth to her baby son at the side of a motorway – much to the surprise of passing police officers.

The unnamed woman was discovered by a Greater Manchester Police patrol just moments after little Luke was born at the side of the M60 in the early hours of Monday morning.

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North West Motorway Police tweeted at about 2.30am that the officers had spotted a vehicle on the hard shoulder and had gone to take a closer look.

They tweeted: “Upon closer inspection was greeted with a female just given birth, Ambulance now on scene, first reports are Mum and baby doing fine, #newbabyjoy”.

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The account later revealed that the baby had been named Luke, adding: “May the force be with them”.