Lorry spills pig flesh on Honiton road

PUBLISHED: 10:17 03 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:03 03 November 2016

The lorry, which was carrying pig flesh, shed its load on Marlpits Lane this morning.

The lorry, which was carrying pig flesh, shed its load on Marlpits Lane this morning.


Pig flesh spilt out on to the road, which has been now been closed.

A Honiton road will be closed all day today (November 3) after a lorry shed its load.

The incident happened on lower Marlpits Lane, leading to Honiton Golf Course.

The Romanian-registered lorry contained crates of pig flesh which spilt out on to the road, leaving the vehicle stranded.

Mat Helm, acting police inspector for East Devon, said: “The A30 was closed last night so it looks like the driver followed a Sat Nav which brought them up the road leading towards the golf course.

“The lorry is stuck on a 90 degree bend which has a 30 degree gradient.

“The lorry contains crates of pig flesh for processing, which broke through the back of the lorry doors and on to the road.”

Insp Helm said that a specialist environmental contractor was requested by South West Highways to handle the meat, while officers from Honiton Fire Station were also called.

“The road is closed and there are no diversions in place,” he added.

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