posted on Sep, 28 2008 @ 11:24 PM
My mum works at the Keele Welcome Break service area on the M6 - when she started her shift a colleague told her about "these two crazy swedish
girls" that had come in earlier and refused to get back onto a coach that had stopped at Keele.
The staff at the service area had considered calling the police there and then because the girls were very agressive, but they eventually left.
My mum was sitting in the outdoor section of the coffee bar talking to her friend about the girls when they realised how quiet it was - whenever the
motorway stops due to an incident everything becomes eerily quiet - so they went up onto the bridge connecting north and south sides of the service
area and could see the police lights from there (about 300 yards north up the motorway).
In the film you see a grey-haired middle-aged policeman talking to one of the girls and talking to the newly-arrived officers. He went into the
service area for coffee afterward and spoke to my mum - he was sure they were on some sort of drugs because of their obvious detachment from the
situation and lack of pain from their injuries.
The incident happened several months ago - roughly 3 at a guess as I remember my mum telling me about it at the time. The reason it's only been
reported now is because it was in the first episode of a TV series called "Traffic Cops" which aired a couple of days ago. It's a documentary about
traffic police (as the name suggests!) in which camera crews ride along with police cars following their various duties. It was just luck that they
happened to witness this particular incident.
EDIT: People on the UK can still watch this episode on iPlayer: www.bbc.co.uk...
[edit on 28-9-2008 by marinedalek]