Story Of The Day: Pigs Run Loose On M11

The Beeb tell us today that a lorry carrying more than 80 pigs has crashed on the M11 near Stanstead, closing the motorway as "a large number of the animals escaped and many are now wandering on both sides of the central reservation." I'm surprised frankly that they aren't all hogging the middle lane.

"A vet has been called as one pig appears to have injuries to its back," they tell us. Presumably he'll be rubbing some oinkment on that straight away then?

"The southbound road will remain shut until the afternoon to remove the lorry and carry out an investigation," police said. I reckon, after careful consideration (it's not a rasher decision), that the driver is for the chop.

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