THE M56 was closed this afternoon after an air ambulance was called to a motorbike crash.

A crash between junction 10 at Stretton and junction nine at Lymm shortly before 2.45pm has shut the eastbound carriageway today, Monday.

An air ambulance landed in a nearby field following the incident, with congestion reported back to junction 11 at Preston Brook.

The accident was cleared at around 4.15pm, with delays easing.