Cows cause A140 chaos

MOTORISTS faced long delays on the A140 tonight after a herd of cows blocked the road.

Russell Claydon

MOTORISTS faced long delays on the A140 tonight after a herd of cows blocked the road.

Around six adult cows strayed from a nearby field onto the carriageway at Brockford, near Mendlesham, causing up to six mile tailbacks.

The bizarre incident began at just before 5.15pm today when a motorist called the police to say there was a herd of cows standing on the verge.

Within 15 minutes traffic was bought to a standstill as the animals ventured onto the road, causing blockages in both directions.

A member of the public helped police officers to move the cows off the road and it was reopened at 6pm.

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The cows have now been safely returned to their field, with the help of their owner.