Frustrated travellers to Heathrow took matters into their own hands - by walking to the airport on the hard shoulder of the M4.

Pictures taken by drivers and from a bridge above the M4-Heathrow spur road showed the passengers making their way down the motorway with their suitcases in tow after a build-up of traffic caused by a broken-down coach.

 

 

Despite the drastic measures taken by the passengers, a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said none of the pedestrians had abandoned their vehicles and no criminal act had been committed.

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Photo credits: @ChrisTheZulu