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The Driving Dead: Police stop zombie actors after M62 panic call

Motorway police were called to reports of a woman being assaulted in a car, only to find two 'zombies' on their way to an acting job.

A shocked passerby rang 999 on Sunday evening after seeing a ‘man biting a lady and assaulting her’ on the M62.

Forget The Walking Dead... Meet the Driving Dead! Credit: NW Motorway Police

Traffic patrols were scrambled out at 6pm to find the car in question near junction 11 at Birchwood / Warrington.

But when they pulled the car over, it turned out to be two people wearing zombie make-up on their way to work as extras on a job.

“We got a call to reports of a man biting a woman on the M62 at junction 11 and was being assaulted.

“Officers were sent out to search for the vehicle as it is a serious incident. But when they found the car in question, the saw they were covered in fake blood.

“Thankfully the man and woman were extras on their way to a job and it was a funny ending really.”

– Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman

She said the pair were happy to have their picture taken as it was such a bizarre incident. North West Motorway Police tweeted: “Report of female being assaulted on M62, vehicle stopped pair of extras making to a job - posing as Zombies - takes all sorts.”