Police warning after woman sunbathes in middle of motorway

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Police sounded a safety warning after an amazing picture showed a woman sunbathing in the middle of a Hampshire motorway.

She lay down in the middle of the M3 after a four-car pile-up yesterday morning.

All southbound lanes of the M3 were shut between junctions eight and nine as emergency services dealt with the crash, in which five people were hurt.

But police were horrified to find that one of the waiting drivers had decided on an impromptu sunbathe.

After the picture was tweeted by ITV Meridian, Hampshire Roads Policing Unit tweeted: “Please don’t do this. Motorcycles could be filtering and traffic could move at any time. This is very dangerous.’