Escaped bull wanders through school, runs loose on highway

By Ben Hooper
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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Police in England were called when an escaped bull wandered through a school before running loose on the highway.

The West Midlands Police said officers responded to Monkspath Hall Road in Solihull about 7:20 a.m. Monday on a report of a loose bull.


Police worked together with the owner to track and attempt to capture the bull.

"For a short time, the bullock entered Monkspath Junior School but at no time were children or teachers in any danger," police said.

Police said the bull managed to evade capture while on school grounds and ended up on the M42 highway, where it was shot and killed by a police marksman during the afternoon.

"We made every effort this morning to try and bring this to a happy conclusion but we had to put the public first and sadly the bullock had to be shot by a police marksman," Chief Inspector Kerry Blakeman said. "Thanks to all the local residents for their understanding."

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