Police stop car for running red light and find a SHEEP in the boot

EWE must be joking! Police stop car for running a red light only to find a live SHEEP in the boot

  • Leicestershire police said sheep found in Peugeot in Loughborough on Friday 
  • Police are appealing to public for help identifying where the sheep came from
  • The Peugeot also had no insurance and MOT and was consequently seized

Police have shared photos from the bizarre moment they discovered a sheep in the boot of a car after stopping the motorist for running a red light.

Leicestershire police said the ewe was found in the back of a Peugeot on Loughborough High Street at 8.50pm on Friday.

The animal was in good health and stood up in the rear of the vehicle, with the driver and a passenger claiming the ewe had been bought legitimately.      

Investigations are ongoing to identify where the sheep came from, with the two individuals involved due to be interviewed by police.

The Peugeot also had no insurance and MOT and was consequently seized.

Leicestershire police said the ewe was found in the back of a Peugeot in Loughborough at 8.50pm on Friday

On Leicestershire and Rutland Crime team’s Facebook page they said: ‘The vehicle ran a red light and so drew officers attention to it.

‘The car was seized as it had no MOT or insurance and the ewe has been safely recovered and is in good health.

‘The driver and passenger will be spoken to in the near future in a police interview.

‘Enquiries are ongoing to locate the owner to identify where it’s come from, despite an account from those involved claiming it was legitimately purchased.

The animal was in good health and stood up in the rear of the vehicle, with the driver and a passenger claiming the ewe had been bought legitimately

Investigations ongoing to identify where sheep came from, with the two individuals involved due to be interviewed by police. Pictured: Police stopped the car after it ran a red light

‘Until such time as an owner is identified – we cannot ‘charge’ the suspects with an offence – despite a lot of comments suggesting that we do so.

‘We know this is an emotive subject and it’s one that we will be properly addressed as the investigation unfolds.

‘We will be speaking to DEFRA next week using the ear tag numbers.

‘If you think she belongs to you – please get in touch quoting incident 629 of today. You’ll need to prove ownership with relevant numbers.’

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