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Dogs dead and cyclist injured in Rutland crash

Whissendine Road Image copyright Google
Image caption Police said five dogs died in the crash and five more were later put down

A cyclist was injured and 10 dogs killed in a crash in Rutland.

Leicestershire Police said "a car, cyclist and a number of working dogs" collided on Whissendine Road, near Ashwell.

Five dogs were killed instantly and another five were later put down by a vet, the force said.

The cyclist suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital in Leicester, while the driver of the car was uninjured.

A police spokesman said the road was closed after the crash at about 08:00 BST on Monday, while the scene was cleared.

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