Pigs make escape on A14

THE sound of trotters mixed with the rumble of juggernauts after a couple of pigs decided to take a road trip on the A14.

Jonathan Schofield

THE sound of trotters mixed with the rumble of juggernauts after a couple of pigs decided to take a road trip on the A14.

Traffic on the A14 was brought to a standstill as the escaped porkers from a nearby farm squealed and jostled along the westbound carriageway at about 5pm close to the Bury East interchange on Thursday.

Police were called to the scene and managed to herd the pigs onto the hard shoulder but were forced to close down one of the lanes to traffic causing tailbacks during the rush hour.


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A police spokesman said the owner of the escaped pigs from a nearby farm in Rougham attended the scene with police to help capture them and get them off the road.

She said the pigs had escaped through a broken fence before running onto the A14. The fence has since been secured to prevent any future breaks for freedom.

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