Cattle trapped in trailer after collision in Uckfield

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Uckfield came to a standstill at noon today (Wednesday October 16) after a cattle trailer overturned at the Cophall Roundabout on the A22.

An eye witness told the Express: “The A22 was closed and traffic diverted along Uckfield High Street and Bell Lane. The whole area was gridlocked for about an hour.”

Firecrews attended just before 11am to find four cattle trapped but uninjured in the trailer.

They were released and then loaded onto a fresh cattle trailer.

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “The animals were roaming around the carriageway until they were led into the trailer. The road was re-opened at about 12.15pm.”