Hampshire Police called to report of sheep doing 'ewe-turns' on country road in early hours

The sheep were safely rounded up. Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police officers were called to reports of sheep doing 'ewe-turns' on a country road this morning.

The Roads Policing Unit, which is often called to crashes, responded to the call on the B3400 in the county.

When officers arrived they discovered a number of sheep had made a break for it, and were running down the road.

With some quick thinking they were able to guide the sheep into a nearby field.

The sheep can be seen running down the road. Credit: Hampshire Police

One image released by officers shows the runaways happily trotting down the left hand side of the road, whilst an oncoming car waits to see what happens.

A police car can be seen in the background, gently encouraging the sheep to a safe place.

Taking to social media, the Roads Policing Team documented their successful herding of the escaping sheep.

They wrote: "We don't just attend crashes, we also herd sheep!

"Officers attended the B3400 this morning after a report of sheep on the road. After a few sheep doing "ewe-turns" they were all safely herded into a nearby field."