A baby bull has been shot dead by police in Birmingham after entering a school and approaching the motorway.
Officers were called to Monkspath Hall Road in Solihull this morning at around 7.20am to reports that a bullock was on the loose.
Officers found the bullock and, along with the owner, attempted to capture it. For a short time, the bullock entered Monkspath Junior School but at no time were children or teachers in any danger.
Attempts were made to try and capture the bullock within the school grounds, but it escaped.
The bullock was tracked near to the M42, a key transport artery connecting the M6 with the M40. Because of an increased danger to the public it was sadly shot by a police marksman this afternoon.
Chief Inspector Kerry Blakeman, force incident manager, said: “We made every effort this morning to try and bring this to a happy conclusion but we had to put the public first and sadly the bullock had to be shot by a police marksman.
“Thanks to all the local residents for their understanding."