A HOUND taking part in a hunt on Saturday died after being struck by a passenger train.
The accident happened at about 11.45am when it is understood that a number of hounds from the Cottesmore Hunt strayed onto the railway line in the Stapleford area near Wyfordby Church.
A Network Rail spokesperson said that the train driver of the 10.22am train from Birmingham New Street to Stansted Airport reported that he thought he had struck a number of dogs on the line.
A local farmer contacted the Cottesmore Hunt and the secretary came to collect the dog.
The secretary was unavailable to comment on the incident.