POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a pedestrian died in a collision on the M6 motorway last night.

The incident took place around 6pm on the northbound carriageway between junctions 28 at Leyland and 29 at Preston South.

The man was involved in a collision with several vehicles and his injuries proved fatal at the scene. Enquiries are currently underway to establish his identity.

Sgt Malcolm Bell, from the Force Road Policing Unit, said: “This is a tragic incident in which a man has lost his life and we are doing all we can to identify his next of kin and establish the circumstances of exactly what happened and how he came to be on the motorway.

“I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

The northbound carriageway remains closed between junctions 28 and 29 for a scene investigation to be carried out.

Traffic is being diverted down the A49 and the closure is likely to remain in place until the early hours of the morning.