MOTORWAY police who were called to reports of a woman being bitten by a man in a car on the M62 made an unexpected discovery.

Officers received the panic 999 call at around 6pm yesterday, Sunday, over fears a woman was being assaulted near to junction 11 at Birchwood.

Traffic officers descended on the scene but it would appear that all was not as it seems.

After requesting that the driver of the vehicle pull over, officers discovered that the couple in the car were extras on their way to an acting job dressed up as zombies.

A Greater Manchester spokesman said: “We got a call to reports of a man biting a woman on the M62 at junction 11 and was being assaulted.

“Officers were sent out to search for the vehicle as it is a serious incident. But when they found the car in question, the saw they were covered in fake blood.

“Thankfully the man and woman were extras on their way to a job and it was a funny ending really.”