Police called as bull makes break for freedomBy Tim Harris
September 25, 2012
A BULL roamed the streets of Farnborough on Monday after escaping from an abattoir.
Armed police dashed to Sherborne Road, in North Camp, following reports the beast had got out of Newman's Abattoir, on the same road, just after 4pm.
The bull was seen wandering around residential streets, the car park of Farnborough Baptist Church, and even onto the driveway of a home.
One resident of Sherborne Road, said: "We were just amazed, I looked out the window and the bull was standing in the middle of my drive. It was a bit of a shock.
"The bull just walked around and had a nibble on the flowerbeds. It was a bit surreal."
The animal was eventually rounded up by police and workers from the abattoir.
"The bull got out," said Inspector Justin Browne, of Hampshire Police. "It was safely controlled, and working with people from the abattoir we got the bull back in, onto a lorry."
Insp. Browne assured that nobody was harmed, and no damage was done as a result of the escape.
Some disruption was caused to residents and motorists, as Sherborne Road and a section of Queens Road were closed for more than one hour to vehicles and pedestrians.
For more on this story see Thursday's Farnborough News & Mail, out on September 27.