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Pigs run loose after lorry crash on M11

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A busy motorway had to be closed on Wednesday morning after a herd of pigs escaped from a livestock trailer which crashed.

The southbound M11 in Essex was shut when the lorry carrying 82 live animals struck the central reservation and overturned.

Many pigs were trapped in the wreckage and others escaped, running on to the north and south lanes, and grazing on the grass embankment.

They were rounded up and taken to an abattoir in another trailer.

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