Christmas turkeys on run after trailer crash
Dozens of turkeys destined for the Christmas table made a break for it along the M5 after a trailer overturned. A vehicle transporting 640 birds was involved in a collision near a busy junction in Worcestershire, which allowed about 30 birds to escape.
A police spokesman confirmed that some of the turkeys died in the incident at J5, at around 10am yesterday. A spokesman for the RSPCA said: “The RSPCA were called by Highways England to assist at a crash in Worcestershire after a trailer containing more than 600 turkeys sadly overturned.
“We sent two inspectors to the scene to assist and they stayed at the scene until a vet arrived.”