‘Dangerous’ nuclear warheads spotted travelling down M6

Nuclear warheads have been spotted travelling down the M6. A convoy of olive green military trucks was said to have moved weapons across the country, but campaigners claim they "should be taken off our roads altogether". They have called for a stop to them and said the country should be told what is going on so everyone can protect themselves and their children. The trucks were said to have passed Kirkham, Preston, Garstand, Lancaster, Kendal, Penrith and then Carlisle before heading north of the border.

Campaigners believe the 'very dangerous' transportation of nuclear weaponry is happening with 'increasing frequency' and with 'little' information given, LancashireLive report. But the Ministry of Defence says in over 50 years of transporting nuclear material by road in the UK there has never been an incident that has posed any radiation hazard to the public or environment. READ MORE:Coventry man jailed for life for murder of Logan Mwangi - two others also locked up

They added that all convoy operations are conducted by "highly trained personnel under strict operational and procedural conditions." A spokesperson for the MoD said: "Defence nuclear materials are transported only when necessary, and the safety and security of the public are the highest priority. "All convoy operations follow strict and safe procedures, and the MOD is equipped to respond to any incident, no matter how unlikely." Philip Gilligan, a spokesperson for the Campaign of Nuclear Disarmament, has called for an end to the transportation of nuclear warheads along roads in the region and elsewhere. The group say their tracker suggests the UK's Trident missiles were on the move, reports The Mirror. He said: "At a minimum, we need to know, if, and exactly how, we can begin to protect ourselves and our children from the alpha emitting plutonium and uranium particles which could be dispersed if an explosion resulted from an accident involving one of these MoD carriers?

"Better still, these convoys should be taken off our roads altogether.

We do not need nuclear missiles, and we would all be much safer without them on our roads."

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