A person decided to walk home from work on a busy motorway during the early hours, police have said.

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit tweeted that it was dealing with a pedestrian on the M1 between junctions 8 and 9 at around 1.30am this morning (September 18).

The person told officers that they were walking home from work because their shift finished early, police said.

The pedestrian was issued a ticket as a result.

Police said on twitter: “We are currently dealing with a pedestrian on the carriageway between J8 & 9 M1.

“Walking home from work because your shift finished early is not an excuse. Ticket issued.

"It causes unnecessary risk and delays to other road users.”