Around 20 cattle dead after lorry overturns in Murrow

Crews were called to a crash on Cant’s Drove, Murrow. Photo: @Cambs_Fire

Crews were called to a crash on Cant’s Drove, Murrow. Photo: @Cambs_Fire - Credit: Archant

Around 20 cattle have died after a lorry carrying them ended up on its side after it crashed in Murrow during the early hours of this morning (May 4).

The fire service say that they worked with a local farmer to release 39 animals, but “approximately 20 were deceased”.

The incident happened on Cant’s Drove at around 12.45am.

The driver was released prior to the arrival of the fire service but was taken to hospital with a “minor arm injury”.

Two crews from March and one crew from Stanground, Dogsthorpe and a rescue vehicle from Cambridge attended.

Police, vets and the RSPCA were also called out.

A spokesperson from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews arrived to find the vehicle, which was transporting cattle livestock, on its side.

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“All crews returned to their station by 8.30am.”

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