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Devon police Taser runaway sheep

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Image caption Police in north Devon used Tasers 32 times in 2012

Police used a Taser electric stun gun on a sheep which was loose on a main road, it has emerged.

The action by Devon and Cornwall Police last year came after officers were "unable to contain the ram" on the A30 near Okehampton in north Devon.

A police spokesman said: "Officers were unable to prevent it from running into the carriageway, which it did on three separate occasions, causing a danger.

"Taser was subsequently deployed, successfully securing the ram."

Details were released under a Freedom Of Information request.

Police in north Devon used Tasers 32 times in 2012.

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