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Photo: Escaped bull reunited with owner after causing Norwich road to be shut for more than three hours

16:41 23 August 2014

The escaped bull, which shut Hellesdon Road for more than three hours. Picture: Megan Smith.

The escaped bull, which shut Hellesdon Road for more than three hours. Picture: Megan Smith.

Submitted: Megan Smith

An escaped bull caused police to block off a road in Norwich for more than three hours.

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Norfolk police had warned drivers they could face delays on Dereham Road because of the animal, which got loose close to the junction with Hellesdon Road just before 12.30pm.

The bull then moved down to fields off Hellesdon Road, but kept wandering back into the road.

Police cars blocked the road to stop cars and pedestrians heading near the upset animal.

The road finally re-opened just before 4pm.

A spokesman for Norfolk police said: “It was a peaceful resolution for what was initially a very upset bull. It calmed down and with the help of police and its owner it was coerced into a trailer.”

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6 comments

  • Well done to all involved in ensuring the safety of the animal and the public. Teresak, I expect it was because they considered it safe for you to leave the scene but driving back into it could have put you and the animal at risk

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    catalonia13

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Sending an officer with a red beard was a sensible allocation of manpower.

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    Urbancommander

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Which one's the bull?

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • cant understand why the police allowed me to leave home in my car, but did not allow me to return, whilst this was going on. Ridiculous.

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    teresak

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • another top story for the EDP !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    London in Norfolk

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Like this article, a load of "bull" !

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    Responsible parent

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

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