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Firefighters called to jack-knifed bin lorry

Fire crews were called this lunchtime to reports of a jack knifed bin lorry in Frisby-On-The Wreake.

Fire Control were alerted to the incident just before mid-day today (Tuesday).

A Fire Service Spokesperson said: “Call from Police reporting dustbin lorry had jack-knifed on the main A607 at Frisby on the Wreake. 2 appliances from Melton originally mobilised along with Technical Rescue. First appliance on scene confirmed dustbin lorry on its side completely blocking road no persons trapped. No other appliances required. Police & Ambulance in attendance.”

3 occupants managed to self extricate from the vehicle prior to Fire Service arrival. These were being checked by East Midlands Ambulance Service for what is believed to be minor injuries.

Fire crews also had to stem oil leak from the lorry which has now been done.

A607 Leicester Road at Frisby is likely to remain closed for some time while the vehicle is recovered.

A Melton Borough Council Spokesperson said: "At 12pm today, Tuesday 23 February, a vehicle operated by waste contractor, Biffa, was involved in an incident on the A607 Leicester Road near the Frisby turn off, just outside Melton Mowbray. There were three waste operatives in the vehicle at the time, two were taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary as a precautionary measure and one has returned to the depot. The refuse collection vehicle is in the process of being recovered. No other vehicles were involved in the incident, an investigation is underway and we will have more information in due course."

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