Police stop driver carrying sheep in boot ‘for McDonald’s takeaway’

Sheep in Peugeot 206 - picture by North Yorkshire Roads Policing Group
Sheep in Peugeot 206 - picture by North Yorkshire Roads Policing Group
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Police stopped a driver for having two bald tyres – only to discover a sheep in the boot of his car.

The motorist later claimed he was taking the animal to McDonald’s for a takeaway.

North Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Group posted a picture of the offending Peugeot 206 on Twitter, complete with the unusual passenger.

A spokeswoman for the force said: “He told the officer that ‘some people take their dogs in their cars, I take my sheep.’

“He just wanted to go for a drive-through at McDonalds.”

It is believed the driver was stopped shortly after a visit to Leeming Bar services on Wednesday night.