Derbyshire trains disrupted after animal hit on tracks

An animal has been hit by a Derbyshire train - causing disruptions.

East Midland Rail said one of its trains hit an animal in the Uttoxeter area.

Train tracks.

Train tracks.

Causing disruptions between Stoke on Trent and Derby, on its Derby/ Crewe route.

A spokesman for EMR said: "Network Rail are sending staff to the area which should arrive imminently.

"A train has unfortunately hit one of the animals.

"There are animals on the railway near Uttoxeter."