Woman falls onto M25 while filming Snapchat video

And other stories from the stranger side of life

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A woman has fallen out of a moving car on the M25 while filming a Snapchat video. Surrey Police say the woman was leaning out of the car window when she fell into a “live lane” between junction six and the Clacket Lane services at 1.30am on Saturday. Although she was not badly hurt, officers said she was lucky not to be “seriously injured or killed”.

Police find loaded gun in man’s buttocks

A man has pleaded guilty to weapons charges after police in the town of Golden Meadow, Louisiana, discovered he had stashed a loaded pistol in his buttocks. Justin Savoie, 24, was sentenced to a five-year suspended prison sentence during a District Court appearance. He received three years probation and an order to serve 90 days in jail.

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Chas Newkey-Burden has been part of The Week Digital team for more than a decade and a journalist for 25 years, starting out on the irreverent football weekly 90 Minutes, before moving to lifestyle magazines Loaded and Attitude. He was a columnist for The Big Issue and landed a world exclusive with David Beckham that became the weekly magazine’s bestselling issue. He now writes regularly for The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, Metro, FourFourTwo and the i new site. He is also the author of a number of non-fiction books.