writes Jack Evans

A HERD of runaway cows were rounded up by military police after they went AWOL near an RAF base.

Around 20 of the animals were spotted blocking roads and stomping over a play park outside RAF Shawbury, Shropshire, on Tuesday (January 7) morning.

Pictures were tweeted of military police rounding the cows up as they returned to a farm nearby.

A spokesperson tweeted: "Residents near RAF Shawbury woke up to an unusual alarm this morning - a herd of cows!

"Having been alerted, the RAF Police and MPGS rounded-up the suspects with @WMerciaPolice stopping traffic to assist the farmer in safely getting them back to the farm.

"Happy Moo Year!"

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