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48 people to be prosecuted as police catch them filming fatal crash on motorway

Forty eight people have been sent letters of prosecution after they were caught filming a fatal crash while travelling on the motorway.

On July 8, North West Motorway Police were sent to deal with a crash on the M6 southbound close to Cheshire.

While emergency services were dealing with the incident, 48 people were seen or witnessed filming the collision on their mobile phones while driving past the incident on the northbound carriageway.

A spokesperson for the North West Motorway Police said: “On July 8 our Cheshire RCU for the North West Motorway Police Group were dealing with a fatal collision on the M6 southbound.

Lancashire Telegraph:

“To the 48 People seen/witnessed videoing the incident from their hand held mobile phones on the northbound carriageway whilst passing the incident your details have now been provided to us and a letter of prosecution is in the post to you.

“It is an offence to use a hand held mobile phone whilst driving.

“Furthermore it is insensitive to video the scene of such a devastating incident where by family, colleagues, friends may well not be aware of the incident.”