Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 8°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Update: Owner of two donkeys which strayed onto A12 found

10:47 11 May 2014

Two donkeys were found on the A12 near Witham last night. (File picture)

Two donkeys were found on the A12 near Witham last night. (File picture)

(c) copyright

Police in Essex have now found the owner of two donkeys found on the A12 near Witham in the early hours of this morning.


Motorists informed officers about the animals being on the London-bound carriageway at about 2.45am.

The donkeys were first seen in the middle of the road and then in bushes beside the carriageway – they were next to the road when police arrived.

Police briefly closed the road in both directions while the animals were loaded into a horsebox, which had come from a Chelmsford-based animal rescue service.

The owner, who does not want to be named, was out looking for them when he heard about their exploits on the news and has come forward to police. He thanked officers and the media for the safe return of the donkeys.



Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Ben Gummer and Mark Pendlington at Ipswich rail station.

Campaigners seeking to improve rail services between East Anglia and London have insisted that the new report into infrastructure is good for the region – because it makes little reference to the route.

Childhood obesity figures revealed

One in 10 Suffolk children will become obese or overweight before leaving primary school, new figures have revealed.

Cannabis found at a house in Powling Road in Ipswich.

An illegal immigrant is facing a jail term after police found nearly 400 plants and seedlings at a cannabis factory set up in an east Ipswich house.

John Hobson, 65, of Mill Road in Colchester, who died following the crash

The partner of a man, who died following a crash in west Suffolk, has paid tribute to her “one true love”.

Alison Wheeler and Tony Brown.

Suffolk’s libraries are facing budget cuts of more than 20% over the next two years – but their chairman has pledged that no branches will be closed.

A Shadwell road is partially blocked after a crash this morning.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service dealing with crane fire on M25. Photo: David Stubbs

Motorists travelling further afield are being urged to avoid the M25 this morning after a lorry fire.

The official opening of the ice rink and Winter Wonderland in Colchester Castle Park. Deputy Mayor, Julie Young and Ben Payne open the ice rink.

Organisers of Colchester’s Winter Wonderland and ice rink hope they will see tens of thousands of people visit the it over the festive period after it opened yesterday.

Orwell Bridge

A man has died after falling from the Orwell Bridge.

Annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

The annual Christmas Fayre will see around 120,000 people descend on Bury St Edmunds over four days.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Digital Edition

Read the East Anglian Daily Times e-edition today E-edition

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24