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Man tries to bring a sheep into Lidl on a lead

Man tries to bring a sheep into Lidl on a lead

This is the moment a man tried to bring a sheep into Lidl on a lead.

The man was escorted from the county Antrim supermarket on Saturday after he was confronted by a store detective who told him he could not have the animal in the shop.

Shopper William Allen who witnessed the encounter said the sheep appeared to be a pet and was on “this long, leather lead, and it was walking on ahead of him, like it was a dog”.

“He wasn’t pulling it, it was walking quietly ahead of him, so it must be used to being on a lead.

Mr Allen said the owner of the sheep questioned why he could not bring his sheep in, because the store policy said “no dogs”, rather than “no animals”.

 “It’s one of the most surreal things I’ve ever seen.”

A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said a man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including common assault and disorderly behaviour following an altercation at a supermarket in Portrush yesterday.

“He has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.”