Police become shepherds to round up sheep loose on Norwich road

Police try to round up sheep on Dussindale Drive in Norwich on New Year's Eve. Picture: Douglas Clag

Police try to round up sheep on Dussindale Drive in Norwich on New Year's Eve. Picture: Douglas Clague - Credit: Archant

Police in Norwich were forced to become shepherds this morning as they rounded up sheep that were loose on the road.

Police try to round up sheep on Dussindale Drive in Norwich on New Year's Eve. Picture: Douglas Clag

Police try to round up sheep on Dussindale Drive in Norwich on New Year's Eve. Picture: Douglas Clague - Credit: Archant

Officers were called to Dussindale Drive at about 9am, after a member of the public reported seeing the animals loose on a grass verge.

On arrival, police found about 50 sheep - which had escaped from a nearby field - crossing the road and quickly guided them back to safety.

Drivers watched on as the road was cleared, with one passenger sending us these snaps of the rescue.

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Police try to round up sheep on Dussindale Drive in Norwich on New Year's Eve. Picture: Douglas Clag

Police try to round up sheep on Dussindale Drive in Norwich on New Year's Eve. Picture: Douglas Clague - Credit: Archant

Police try to round up sheep on Dussindale Drive in Norwich on New Year's Eve. Picture: Douglas Clag

Police try to round up sheep on Dussindale Drive in Norwich on New Year's Eve. Picture: Douglas Clague - Credit: Archant