Ten dogs killed and cyclist injured in crash in Leicestershire

Ten dogs have died after a horrific collision with a car in Leicestershire.

It happened on Whissendine Road, near Oakham, on Monday morning (25 June). The collision involved a car, cyclist and a number of hunting dogs.

Two employees of the Cottesmore Hunt were out on bicycles exercising the group of hounds. In the crash, one of the employees was knocked off his bike.

The car then hit several of the hounds. Five of the dogs were killed in the collision and a further five had to be put down by a vet.

The cyclist had minor injuries and was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary. The driver of the car was not injured.

The road was temporarily closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and was subsequently reopened.

No one has been arrested in connection to the incident.