Sheep roam on A19

A FLOCK of sheep escaped from their field and made it on to a busy dual carriageway.

Shocked motorists contacted police after seeing the animals close to the services on the A19 northbound, near to the A689.

Officers arrived at the scene, around 12.50pm yesterday, and managed to trace the farmer who owned the flock.

The farmer arrived and the sheep were herded back into the field, unharmed and without causing any traffic disruption, around 30 minutes later.