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About 20 sheep have been killed after the trailer they were travelling in overturned in Hereford in the early hours of this morning (15 April).

The accident, which occurred on Belmont Road along the A49, happened at about 6.20am.

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It is believed the farmer was on his way to Hereford market when the tractor he was driving collided with a lamppost, causing the trailer to topple over.

At the time of the accident, 114 sheep were on the trailer. Twenty died at the scene and the rest escaped.

A spokesperson from West Mercia Police said all but two of the sheep had been accounted for and the accident was not being investigated by police.