Mother gives birth to baby boy on hard shoulder of M60 motorway

A woman gave birth to a baby boy on the M60 (Picture: AFP/Getty)

A new mother has given birth to a baby boy at the side of a motorway.

The unnamed woman was found by police officers just moments after giving birth on the side of the M60 in Greater Manchester early on Monday.

She was discovered by a Greater Manchester Police patrol just after the birth.

The mother named her baby Luke.

North West Motorway Police tweeted at about 2.30am that the officers had spotted a vehicle on the hard shoulder and had gone to take a closer look.

They tweeted: “Upon closer inspection was greeted with a female just given birth, Ambulance now on scene, first reports are Mum and baby doing fine, #newbabyjoy”.

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The account later revealed that the baby had been named Luke, adding: “May the force be with them”.

The baby was born near Junction 8 for Carrington.

The baby was born along the M60 motorway (Picture: Getty)

A police spokesman said: “One of our motorway patrols from Greater Manchester Police came across a vehicle stopped on the hard shoulder of the M60 near to Carrington.

"The mum had just given birth on the hard shoulder. The baby was fine and they contacted an ambulance.

"They were treated by the ambulance straight away and taken to hospital. They made some follow up enquiries and mum and baby are doing fine."

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