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Man Assaults Police Officer On M56 Near Lymm

A police officer has been assaulted by a man on the M56 near Lymm.

The man was walking on the hard shoulder at junction 9 eastbound this morning.

Traffic was held as officers tried to restrain the man who was fighting with police and highway patrols.

All lanes have now reopened to traffic.

A statement from Cheshire Police reads:

At 7.17am on Thursday 4 July police received reports of a man walking along the hard shoulder of the M56 eastbound between junction 9 to junction 8. Officers safely located the man and he has been arrested. Lane one and two were closed as a precaution.

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