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Police warn Shropshire drivers about livestock on roads

By Sue Austin | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

Police are warning drivers to take car on Shropshire's country roads as the nights draw in and keep a look out for cows, sheep and even deer.

Cows strayed onto the road at Whittington earlier this year

Farmers are also being asked to ensure fences and gates are secure.

Officers say that in the past week numerous incidents of livestock roaming loose on the highway have been reported across the county.

Police had reports of a deer on the B4393 near Loton Park, Alberbury and on the A4116 between Far Forest and Cleedownton last week.

Cows were reported on roads at Nox near Yockleton, between Cockshutt to Ellesmere road, Ellesmere and St Martins, Minsterley and Pontesbury and at Hatton, Church Stretton and there were also reports of sheep on the A49 between Bayston Hill and Dorrington, the B4364 between Burwarton and Cleobury Mortimer and on Ingleby Way in Shrewsbury.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "Elsewhere, mud has been causing problems for drivers and local highways as the last of the harvest is being collected in the recent rains. Drive with care, an animal might be on the road round the next bend."

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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