Record number of animals reported loose on Sussex roads

The number of reports of animals on the loose on Sussex roads hit an all-time high this week, Sussex police report.

The latest Farm Alert bulletin says that the number is up from 24 last week to 162 this week.

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This number was made up by 101 sheep, 53 cows, seven horses and a pig.

The bulletin says: “Please carry on checking your roadside hedges and fences daily, this includes those where a railway lines passes by.”