Police in Devon and Cornwall shot an unruly sheep with a taser gun, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

It was one of 32 occasions when Devon and Cornwall Police force used tasers in 2012.

SWNS.com report:

Police subdued a rampaging sheep by shooting it with a taser gun, it emerged today.

Officers deployed the firearm after the animal was spotted endangering motorists by running across the A30 near Okehampton, Devon.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: ”Officers attended and after trying various other methods were unable to contain the ram and prevent it from running into the carriageway, which it did on three separate occasions causing a danger to road users.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.