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Last Updated: Wednesday December 08 2004 15:24 GMT

Pet sheep cleared of being baa-d

A sheep
A pet sheep who was banned from a cemetery after being accused of eating flowers there has had his name cleared.

Colin's owner got a telling off from the council after he was blamed for ruining the flowers on graves at Horns Road cemetery in Stroud.

But Colin, a Cotswold and Jacob Cross, has been let off after two wild deer were spotted eating roses at the site.

A council official said he was "proud" to be able to clear Colin of the crime. Seems he's not a baa-d sheep after all.

Anti-social

But it was quite serious at first.

Colin's owner was told that she was acting in an anti-social way by letting him near the flowers.

She was told to keep Colin on a lead.

But she continued protesting the sheep's innocence and it paid off in the end.



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