Derbyshire floods: Cows drown in flooded field close to M1 in Derbyshire – with animal welfare investigation launched

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A number of cows have drowned in Derbyshire after being stuck in a field that flooded.

Over the last two days, members of public have made a number of calls to the police regarding concerns for the welfare of cattle in a flooded field at Sawley, close to the M1.

A Derbyshire Rural Crime Team spokesperson said: “Officers from Derbyshire Rural Crime Team attended with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, and were able to save some of the cows by penning them on a nearby embankment.

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“Unfortunately, a number of animals had already drowned, and as such, an animal welfare investigation has been commenced.”