Lost sheep claimed

Lost sheep that were herded into a garden by police while officers tried to find the owner have been claimed.

The 28 sheep were found wandering in Heathfield on Friday and police asked the Nichols family if they could put them in their garden, which had a gate.

Cam Nichols said a local farmer visited them on Saturday and identified the flock as his son’s.

She said the sheep were taken away on a trailer and the farmer cleaned up the garden and gave her a bunch of flowers.