Time Incident Posted: 14:58 hrs

Incident Date: 05/11/2016

Incident Location: Incident Location: Lag Lane, Thorpe Arnold, Melton Mowbray

Incident Number: 16358

Incident Type: Assist Network Rail East Midlands

Initial Emergency Call Received: 09:41 hrs

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Heavy Rescue Unit & Ford Range with Technical Rescue Crew from Southern Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed: 15:05 hrs

Damage: n/a

Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Cow struck by train and on line impeding the train from continuing further on it's journey

Updated Incident Information: 1 cow impaled on train, removed by Fire Service. Carcass removed from line to enable train to proceed. Train being checked over by Network Rail.
3 further cows also deceased due to impact from incident.

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