Sunday, 30 August 2015

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Baa-my sight as sheep wander round west Cumbrian estate

Residents in part of west Cumbria were treated to a baa-my sight this morning when errant sheep started wandering across gardens and driveways.

Harrington sheep photo
Some of the sheep

Residents of Geltwood Avenue in High Harrington, Workington, were greeted by the extraordinary sight at 9am as the animals wandered around eating grass and flowers.

Police tried to contain the sheep into one area before a farmer travelled up to round them up.

Resident Mike Johns, 23, said: “There were about seven or eight here for about an hour and half but I don’t know where they have come from.

“I have never seen anything like it before and there were three police cars trying to round them all up and a few of them chased a policeman down the street.

“Everybody was looking out their windows at what was happening.”

Ann Bragg, 63, of Moorclose Road, Salterbeck, was helping clean a friend’s house at the time.

She said: “They were in the front and back garden and it was just lovely to see.

“It has provided a bit of excitement for the day and they were just wandering around the street.”

Another resident, who did not want to be named, said: “They were walking round the street and all over the grass and it was quite a funny sight.”


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