Police set up rolling roadblock for family of ducks on M18

The rescued M18 ducks.
The rescued M18 ducks.

Police in South Yorkshire have set up a rolling roadblock on the M18 to allow a family of ducks to cross the motorway.

Officers took the action yesterday, near junction 1 of the busy road at Bramley.

Officers said the ducklings and their mum had become trapped on the central reservation at some point.

A police spokesperson added: "She could see what we were doing and hurried them all across when it was safe and even stopped for a photo opportunity!"