Escaped bull spotted 'running in the road' in Sunderland

An escaped bull has been spotted running on Sunderland roads this afternoon.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 7:01 pm
The bull which had been on the loose in Sunderland.
The bull which had been on the loose in Sunderland.

On Friday, January 17 a bull was sighted European Way and reported to emergency services, with both Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and Northumbria Police attending the scene.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “At 3.15pm today, we received a report of a bull running in the road near European Way, Sunderland.

“Officers attended the scene and the bull has since been safely secured.

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Escaped bull makes it’s way through Sunderland. Picture: Google Maps

“Enquiries are ongoing to trace the owner and ensure the animal is returned to safety.”

The bull, dubbed Bruce by the police, is thought to have made its way down Hylton Road – having caused traffic delays including the University of Sunderland minibus service who tweeted about the event saying: “We are experiencing some delays on the SU minibus service this afternoon due to a rogue Highland cow on the loose near Aldi (no, honestly!).”

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service later tweeted: “Crews from Sunderland came across an escaped highland cow today in the St Marks Road area of Sunderland. We carefully guided the cow into a secure location along with @northumbriapol until the arrival of the owner with a horse box.”