Highways England have criticised motorists who appeared to drive the wrong way down the M5 today.

The motorists were spotted 'illegally' driving down the motorway after multiple accidents had caused congestion.

Two vehicles were involved in a crash on the M5 northbound between Junction 18 for the M49 and junction 17 for the A4018 at Cribbs Causeway.

Posting the photo on Twitter, Highways England wrote: "This action is illegal. You are putting yourselves, our roadworkers and other road users at great risk.

"The traffic has now been released, we ask for your patience during these stoppages."