Pig causes chaos on M1 during rush-hour in Leicestershire
A pig brought chaos to rush-hour commuters after running loose on the M1 yesterday.
The pig, which had to be put down, was reported on the motorway between junctions 21 and 21A at about 3pm.
Police closed off the northbound carriageway for a short time, causing long tailbacks.
They reopened two of the lanes, but the other two remained closed while officers kept the animal contained in a ditch by the side of the motorway .
The RSPCA and a vet called to the scene had to put the pig down.
The motorway was fully reopened shortly before 7pm.