EWE is kidding! Police stop car for driving through red light to find only live SHEEP in trunk
- Leicestershire police said on Friday sheep have been found at Peugeot in Loughborough
- Police are appealing to the public for help in identifying where the sheep come from
- The Peugeot also had no insurance and MOT and was therefore confiscated
Police have shared photos of the bizarre moment they discovered a sheep in the trunk of a car after stopping the driver for driving through a red light.
Leicestershire police said the ewe was found in the back of a Peugeot on Loughborough High Street at 8:50 PM on Friday.
The animal was in good health and got up in the back of the vehicle, while the driver and a passenger claimed the ewe was lawfully bought.
Investigations are underway to determine where the sheep came from, and the two people involved will be interviewed by the police.
The Peugeot also had no insurance and MOT and was therefore confiscated.
Leicestershire police said the ewe was found in the back of a Peugeot in Loughborough at 8:50 p.m.
On the Leicestershire and Rutland Crime team’s Facebook page, they said: ‘The vehicle ran through red and drew the officers’ attention to it.
‘The car was impounded because it had no MOT or insurance and the ewe was collected safely and is in good health.
‘The driver and passenger will be questioned in a police interview in the near future.
Research is underway to find the owner to determine where it came from, despite an account of those involved claiming it was bought legitimately.
The animal was in good health and got up in the back of the vehicle, while the driver and a passenger claimed the ewe was lawfully bought
Investigations are underway to determine where sheep come from, with the two individuals involved being questioned by the police. Pictured: Police stopped the car after it ran a red light
As long as no owner is identified – we cannot ‘charge’ the suspects with a crime – despite many comments suggesting that we do.
We know this is an emotional topic and it is one that we will be duly addressed as the investigation progresses.
‘Next week we will talk to DEFRA on the basis of the ear tag numbers.
If you think she is yours, please contact us quoting incident 629 today. You must prove your ownership with relevant numbers. ‘