26/09/2016 7:50 PM AEST | Updated 26/09/2016 10:48 PM AEST

Blood-Soaked Zombies Spark Police Alert On English Highway

Turns out they were just two actors on their way to a job.

Two actors driving to a job in full zombie makeup sparked a police alert after other motorists mistakenly thought an assault had taken place.

Concerned drivers called the cops after seeing what they thought was a blood-soaked man biting a lady and assaulting her on the M62 motorway near Manchester, in northern England, on Sunday evening.

After a patrol car tracked their vehicle down, officers from the North West Motorway Police Group were relieved to discover the unidentified pair were simply covered in fake blood.

Officers were sent out to search for the vehicle as it is a serious incident,” a Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman told the Manchester Evening News.

“But when they found the car in question, they saw they were covered in fake blood,” she added. “Thankfully the man and woman were extras on their way to a job and it was a funny ending really.”

It’s not known which television show or movie the duo was working on.