Part of the M65 was closed while police dealt with a 'distressed pedestrian'.

The motorway was closed briefly both ways between junctions six and seven, near Blackburn and Accrington.

A police spokesman said: "M65 was held in both directions while we dealt with a distressed pedestrian between junction seven and six

"The matter has now been resolved and the pedestrian taken to place of safety.

"The motorway has fully reopened. Thank you for your patience."