POLICE are appealing for information after a driver died following a collision on the M56 on Friday morning (June 10).

The motorway was closed for 10 hours between junctions 6 and 7 following the incident.

At around 6.47am on Friday, June 10, officers were called to reports of a collision on the eastbound carriageway of the M56 between junction 7 and junction 6.

Officers attended the scene and found the incident involved a silver Audi A8 which had collided with the central reservation and was well alight.

Firefighters extinguished the fire but sadly, the driver of the vehicle died as a result of the incident.

The person’s family have been made aware and they are being supported by officers.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and officers are appealing to anyone who may have dashcam footage or witnessed the collision to get in touch.

Anyone with any information or dashcam footage in relation to the incident is asked to report it to Cheshire Constabulary via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us quoting IML 1289338, or call 101.

Information can also be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or report it via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously