Sheep and cow cause rush hour delays on A47 in Swaffham and Brundall

Cows looking over the hedge this morning at Fen Farm.

Cows looking over the hedge this morning at Fen Farm. - Credit: Frances Crickmore

Livestock caused delays on two separate stretches of the same road during Friday's rush hour traffic.

Within the space of one hour, both a number of sheep and a cow found their way onto the A47 in two different locations.

First, at around 7.55am, police were contacted by a member of the public with reports of a large brown cow on the roundabout near McDonald's in Brundall.

A police block was put in place while the cow was recaptured, with the road cleared by 8.30am.

Then, at around 8.55am there was a separate report of sheep on the same road - this time near Swaffham.


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Police were contacted by a member of the public with reports of a number of sheep on the A47 in Swaffham near the junction with Sporle Road.

Officers attended but were unable to locate the animals, before later being contacted by a farmer, who informed them that he had been able to round them up and remove them from the road.

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