Cows on the moo-ve after walking free from Wolverhampton field

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[gallery] A snarling bull bowed his head and lead a herd of cows towards a crowd of startled onlookers.

But this wasn't Pamplona, it was a quiet suburb in Wolverhampton where a renegade bull led a herd of 15 cows out of the farm and onto the streets.

Residents of Castlecroft awoke to the bizarre sight of livestock marching down the road at around 7.45am.

The herd had escaped through a fence onto Windmill Lane and congregated in nearby Windmill Crescent.

"I've never seen anything like this before," said Brian Townsend, who lives on Windmill Crescent.

"They must have got tired of the farm and decided to go for a wander around the streets."

Castlecroft Primary which is 500m away, shut its gates as a precaution.

Andrea Wakeley, aged 44, assisted the police to keep the herd contained in Windmill Crescent.


"The cows will generally follow the bull so when he broke free there was a danger he would cause some damage.

"It was touch and go for a while but thankfully we got him back in with the herd."

Four police officers and two brave members of the public armed with large sticks kept the animals 'udder' control before the farmer arrived and herded them back to their field.

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