Britain is a green and pleasant land, enjoying one of its most glorious summers in living memory.
So where better to set up a barbecue than the hard shoulder of one the UK’s busiest motorways.
That was the scene confronting highways police on Sunday morning when a French family adopted a cavalier approach to the BBQ season while in Lancashire.
In what could turn out to be the tweet of the year, the North West Motorway Police took to social media to reveal: “Highways have just attended at an incident where a French family were having a barbecue on the hard shoulder of the M6 at Lancaster.
“Remember the hard shoulder is for emergencies and not delicacies.”
Highways have just attended at an incident where a French family were having a BBQ on the hard shoulder of the M6 at Lancaster. …Remember the hard shoulder is for emergencies and not delicacies
— North West Motorway Police (@NWmwaypolice) July 29, 2018
“Remember the hard shoulder is for emergencies and not delicacies”. Wow.
As was to be expected, social media thoroughly enjoyed the warning.
Imagine thinking the M6 was the picturesque place for a BBQ
— Jess Phillips (@jessphillips) July 29, 2018
Hope the highways shown them no Merci
— Theo (@Tayo_5) July 29, 2018
Mange tout Rodney, mange tout.
— Alan Barlow (@ABarlow27) July 29, 2018
You have to admire the “ here will do nicely “ attitude tho to be fair!!
— Matt Nolan (@mattnolan30) July 29, 2018