David Cameron wades into swamp to rescue sheep

David Cameron plunged waist-deep into a muddy swamp near his home in Chipping Norton to rescue a ewe that was stuck in the mud.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the Prime Minister was returning home from visiting a farmer when he heard the sheep in distress. The ewe had gone into the swamp after her two lambs, both of whom drowned.

David Cameron helped to rescue a sheep stuck in a swamp. Credit: Press Association

After alerting the farmer, Cameron waded into the swamp, together with his two armed police guards, and proceeded to push the ewe out of the mud to safety.

"When I got there, David was in the swamp, waist-deep in mud, along with the two police, who had all gone in there to help drag this sheep out,” farmer Julian Tustian told the Daily Telegraph.

“He was brilliant, pulling, pushing and shoving. He was covered in mud, he looked a mess. It’s nice to see, really - the police didn’t have to do that and neither did David Cameron.”

The ewe, which has since been nicknamed Swampy, has now fully recovered from her ordeal.