A DIVERSION was put in place on the M65 after a vehicle was reported to have caught fire.

Police say they were called to the motorway, between junctions four and five, at around 10.40am.


Firefighters dealt with the incident, which involved a grey Ford Ranger pick-up.

Traffic officers closed the first lane, as a precaution, on the eastbound carriageway.

It has now been reopened.