Update: Cattle chaos on A120

SIX cows were killed in a crash on the A120 on Friday afternoon, after two lorries collided and a trailer overturned spilling live cattle onto the carriageway.The accident happened at around 1.30pm

SIX cows were killed in a crash on the A120 on Friday afternoon, after two lorries collided and a trailer overturned spilling live cattle onto the carriageway.

The accident happened at around 1.30pm and police were forced to close the busy road between Dunmow and the M11 for nearly four hours whilst the remaining cattle, thought to be about 18 cows were rounded up safely.

A police spokesman said: “We couldn’t have cattle running all over the road and keep it open so it was important that we closed the A120 to make sure people were safe.”

Unfortunately six of the cows on board the trailer were killed in the accident as one lorry ended up straddling the central reservation.

The road was finally reopened fully at 5.30pm