Road closed after lorry full of live turkeys overturns near A144

Fire crews on the scene of the overturned turkey lorry.

Fire crews on the scene of the overturned turkey lorry - Credit: Lowestoft fire service

A road has been closed after a lorry full of live turkeys overturned in a Suffolk village near the A144.

The lorry overturned at about 4.30am this morning on Sparrowhawk Road in Upper Holton, between Bungay and Halesworth.

According to a Suffolk Fire and Rescue service spokeswoman, the turkeys "stayed put" when the lorry overturned and it is not thought they came to any harm.

Police and three fire engines, from Lowestoft, Bungay and Halesworth, were called to the scene to release the driver and make the scene safe.

The road remains closed following the incident, however so far it has not caused long delays.

Crews left the scene at about 5.50am.