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Birmingham sheep run for freedom after escaping an abattoir

Hey ewe, come back! Moment flock of two-dozen sheep run for their lives down residential street after escaping from a nearby abattoir

  • The flock of sheep were destined for an abattoir in Sparkbrook, Birmingham 
  • Video footage shows the sheep running down the street chased by a butcher
  • The flock is believed to have just been delivered to the abattoir from a farm

Dramatic video shows the moment a flock of defiant sheep ran for their lives after ‘escaping from a nearby abattoir’.

Dozens of sheep can be seen fleeing the clutches of an abattoir worker as they run down a residential street in a tenacious bid for freedom.

The sheep ran through the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham and were filmed by a local resident.

This is the moment 25 sheep were spotted running down a road in Birmingham having escaped from a nearby slaughterhouse

An abattoir worker could be seen trying to round up the sheep that were running away 

The animals are thought to have escaped from nearby Leansale abattoir. 

Video of the great escape has been shared on local Facebook pages. 

The short clip shows the group of around 25 sheep running down the road followed by a man dressed as a butcher.  


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