A herd of cows caused chaos after they escaped onto a busy road.

Police were called to Roedean Way, Brighton, shortly after midday after drivers reported around 40 cows in the road.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “The farmer was called and he had them back in the field at 12.38pm.”

The breakout follows a similar incident in December last year.

Back then 40 cows were spotted pottering along a residential street in Roedean, Someone from nearby Roedean School spotted them on CCTV as they strolled around the edge of the private school.

Did you get a picture of today’s cows? Email ben.james@theargus.co.uk.