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German police set up a road block to catch a ram raider at the weekend.

The sheep had escaped from its pen on a meadow on the outskirts of Holzminden, a town in the southern German province of Lower Saxony, during a heavy snowstorm and lost its way - passing unnoticed in the heavy snow into the town centre.

But it was seen by several people once the snowfall had stopped, and narrowly avoided causing several accident as it ran in front of cars on the snow covered roads.

Police spokesman August-Wilhelm Winsmann said: "Two police patrol cars confirmed the presence off the sheep but it refused to come quietly.

"In the end we blocked off two ends of the road with patrol cars and managed to drive the sheep off the public road and into an underground car park. We then locked the doors until the owner could be traced.

"Luckily that happened relatively quickly, and the sheep was reunited with the rest of his flock."

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