SEVERAL cows blocked a motorway last week after the lorry transporting them lost control and rolled onto its side.

The incident happened on the M40 in Oxfordshire at about 4.45pm on Thursday, December 22.

A lorry lost control and rolled onto its side on the exit slipway for Oxford services.

This caused a number of cows being transported in the lorry to get free from the lorry, which caused disruption on the motorway.

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It caused ‘significant disruption’ on the carriageway during rush-hour as officers closed the road in both directions overnight while the cows were collected.

Officers are now appealing for any witnesses or anyone who has dash-cam footage to contact Thames Valley Police quoting the reference number 43220573329.


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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