Anger as Yorkshire residents 'going on holiday' call police demanding M62 to reopen after HGV fire

Staff from West Yorkshire Police Contact Management Centre have been left appalled after a call asking them to reopen the M62 so they could "go on holiday".

By Daniel Sheridan
Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 4:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 5:26 pm

The M62 is currently closed near Manchester by Highways England due to a HGV fire.

Emergency services are on the route to the scene.

However, the call centre said they had received a call 'demanding' officers reopen the road as the caller was going on holiday.

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West Yorkshire Police Contact Management Centre said: "If a motorway is closed, please don't phone us to demand that the road is opened because you're going on holiday.

"Spare a moment to think that there may have been an accident and that people involved may have been hurt and their families distressed."

Speaking to the YEP, staff added: "They wanted us to call officers at the scene to find out how long it would be for it to be re-opened."

Social media users could not believe the call was real.

One said: "How could anyone even think that?"