Police called as 35 cows loose near Chichester

Thirty five stray cows made their way into a residential area this week sparking a police call-out.

Chichester Police were called to a residential area in Lavant on Thursday afternoon, June 16, where 35 cows were on the loose.

Officers helped to move the bovine troublemakers on before checking in on a vulnerable elderly woman in Selsey.

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Residents were quick to make puns and jokes on social media with some calling the call-out ‘udderly ridiculous’ and another, noting the balmy weather, said they were glad the officers were not ‘Fresian cold’.

Chichester Police arrive to deal with the stray herd

In a statement on Facebook on Friday, a spokesperson for Chichester Police, said: “You never quite know what awaits you in a day of Neighbourhood Policing.

“Yesterday afternoon a couple of our team were busy mooo-ving on 35 cows that escaped from a field into a residential area in Lavant.

“From there they then assisted officers taking the prison van to #Selsey before then completing a welfare check on a vulnerable elderly female.”