'Dozens' of sheep killed on A1 in Rutland

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A section of the A1 was closed for about five hours

Dozens of sheep have been injured and killed after they became loose on a main road.

A section of the A1 was closed for about five hours after police received reports of multiple collisions involving sheep near Greetham, Rutland, shortly before 23:45 GMT on Saturday.

Oakham Police said a farmer had lost "a couple of dozen" sheep, while some of the injured animals had to be put down.

It is unclear how the sheep became loose on the road.

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One eyewitness, who asked to remain anonymous, said: "It was just so horrific.

"I'll never get the image of all of them on the road out of my head for a long time."

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