Abattoir breakout: Sheep for freedom

TWENTY sheep made a bid for freedom last night when they broke out of the Wodonga abattoir.

Police were flooded with reports the animals were on the Hume Freeway after escaping from a paddock near the Melrose Drive exit.

The animals caused quite a problem for commuters and a headache for police and the ranger called to round them up.

Constable Rebecca Grayland said it was two hours before the animals were caught and finally locked up.

That was because they continued to escape, through a broken fence.

“We kept getting them in and they kept getting out, so we had to keep coming back,” Constable Grayland said.