South Scotland

Fleeing Dumfries cow brings traffic to a halt

Cow on the loose Image copyright Angus McDougal

A cow which escaped from an auction mart has brought traffic to a halt in parts of Dumfries.

It got out from the Huntingdon Road site at about 12:20 and made its way onto the Lockerbie Road.

Pupils at the nearby Dumfries High were advised not to leave the grounds while the animal was on the loose.

It made its way along Ardwall Road and the Annan Road before being cornered by staff from the mart and safely returned after a little over an hour.