Young boy believed to be from Iraq found wandering on M6 motorway by police

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A 15-year-old boy believed to be from Iraq has been found wandering on the M6 near Birmingham.

Police were alerted at 10pm last night (18 December) to reports of the teenager walking on the central reservation towards junction 7, the Great Barr interchange.

He told police he'd been separated from his parents so officers arranged for him to be taken into emergency care for the night.

It’s understood the boy told officers he was Iraqi. Police say the matter has now been passed to Immigration Enforcement as it was suspected he had entered the UK illegally.

He was since been transferred into the care of social services.

In a statement, the Central Motorway Police Group (CPMG) said, "He was split up from his parents a few days ago, and doesn't know which country they're in."

M6 motorway (library image) Credit: PA Images

It's impossible to imagine how scared someone would be, not knowing where they are, not knowing where their parents are, unable to speak the language.

The Central Motorway Police Group