Cow shot by armed police in Newcastle

18 April 2019, 06:52 | Updated: 18 April 2019, 07:01

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Armed police have shot dead a cow that was loose near to a motorway in Newcastle.

The animal was in a 'distressed' state in a field near the Central Motorway in Cowgate, and officers say it could have posed a risk to drivers and the public.

Three other loose cows were brought successfully to safety.