Man in a tracksuit removed from dual carriageway in Northampton after he was spotted running down the busy road

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Police were called to a busy dual carriageway just outside Northampton this morning following reports of a man running down the road towards oncoming traffic.

Officers were called at around 11am today to reports of a man running along the southbound carriageway of the A43 near Milton Malsor.

The man, who is thought to be in his 50s and was wearing a black tracksuit, was running against the flow of traffic and was heading towards Northampton.

Officers stopped the man at around 11.20am and took him off the dual carriageway.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “He was given some strong words of advice about the suitability of running down a dual carriageway.”