Humberside

Pigs on loose after lorry overturns at Market Weighton

Lorry at Roundabout Image copyright Humber Roads Police
Image caption The road has now been reopened, said police

Pigs were seen on the loose in East Yorkshire after a livestock lorry overturned at a roundabout.

The vehicle overturned on the A1079 at Market Weighton at about 07:00 BST, Humberside Police said.

Traffic reports said some pigs were loose at the scene and drivers had been asked to avoid the area, but the road has now reopened.

The lorry driver was not injured but some of the pigs died in the crash, said police.

The road was closed eastbound as it had been thought that the lorry had been leaking fuel, but it reopened after about four hours.

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A second lorry has since taken the pigs from the site.

Image caption The vehicle is on its side at the roundabout

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Image caption A green sheet shields the scene

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