Loose sheep! Police called to rescue flock on busy road

Police had to be called after sheep were found on the loose between Bawdeswell and Reepham. Picture:

Police had to be called after sheep were found on the loose between Bawdeswell and Reepham. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Police in mid Norfolk had to take on the unusual role of shepherd after being called to help round up loose sheep on a busy road.

The runaway flock of around a dozen made their way down the B1145, between Reepham and Bawdeswell, at around 11.30am on Friday, September 13.

Moments later, they left the road and headed towards Nowhere Lane near Whitwell.

One on-looker, who did not want to be named, said they had been concerned for the safety of the sheep, as well as drivers, as the road is "often very busy" and close to some bends.

READ MORE: Hold-up after 60 piglets get loose on A47


You may also want to watch:


Officers were called and attended the scene soon after.

Most Read

The sheep are believed to have been reunited with their owner, a local farmer.

- If you are missing any livestock in the Reepham or Bawdeswell area, please call the non-emergency police number 101.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter