WAYNE Kinney was eating a full English breakfast on Saturday morning when something rather unusual happened.

He heard a bus come to a stop suddenly outside his house shortly after 10am so went to the window to see what was going on.

There, he was met with a rather peculiar sight - a sea of sheep seemingly "stampeding" towards his home.

The huge flock were caught on video bundling along the road and pavement in Pelham Rise, Peacehaven.

Cars were also brought to a halt as they swarmed around the double-decker number 14 bus.

Footage shows the animals being herded by people on foot, while another person on a quad bike brings up the rear.

The flock is followed by a silver 4x4 towing a trailer which contains two more sheep.

Wayne Kinney, who captured the video, said: "I was sitting down, eating my breakfast, when I heard a bus making an unscheduled stop right outside the house - there's no bus stop there.

"I took a look outside and saw a huge group of sheep stampeding towards my house."

It is understood that the sheep belong to a nearby farm and were being moved from one site to another. This is believed to be an annual occurrence.

Peacehaven Town Council have been contacted to confirm this.

This is not the first time a town has been commandeered by farm animals during the coronavirus lockdown.

In late March last year, a gang of goats was spotted strolling around the deserted streets of Llandudno in North Wales.

They were seen by resident and Manchester Evening News reporter Andrew Stuart, who joked that he had called the police after he noticed the animals breaking isolation rules by gathering in a large group and not keeping the required two metres apart.

Mr Stuart said he noticed the goats having “a midnight feast” on hedges, tweeting: “They were probably going to run riot on the town, what with nobody being about due to the lockdown.

“I also wasn’t sure if they were keeping the required two metres apart.”

He said North Wales Police officers attended the scene in a patrol car, adding: “I’m sorry if the goats got arrested. But they were being very naughty.”

The animals came from the Great Orme headlands, home to a herd of around 200 wild goats which are thought to be descended from a pair of Indian goats presented by the Shah of Persia to Queen Victoria in 1837.

And the mischievous gang of "goat overlords" returned a few days later to once again reign free among the town, eating leaves in the town centre and sleeping in a churchyard.

Mr Stuart said that although the goats usually only leave their territory on the coastal headland to take refuge in the outskirts of the village in windy weather, “they’re now going further than ever”.