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Man in boxer shorts causes long delays on M8 motorway

Man in boxer shorts on M8 Image copyright David MacKay
Image caption The man has been detained by police and taken to hospital

A man who was seen wandering on the M8 motorway in North Lanarkshire dressed only in tartan boxer shorts has been detained by police.

Emergency services were called to the the scene, on the eastbound carriageway at Jct 5, near Shotts, at about 06:55.

The man was detained by officers and later taken to hospital. It is believed he needed treatment for a head injury.

There were long delays to drivers as traffic slowed in both directions while the incident was resolved.

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