The best video of the day baa none - sheep on the loose in Chipping Norton

A video of sheep on the run in Chipping Norton town centre today (Thursday) is taking Facebook by storm.

The video was posted by Wheelers Chipping Norton Ltd with the simple message ‘Meanwhile in Chipping Norton...’

It was shot by Adam Lewis, a contractor for the car dealership

Posted at around 4pm, within two hours it had already received more than 260 Facebook shares and 9,000 views.

People also took to Twitter to share the video, with Chipping Norton author Clare Mackintosh – a former Thames Valley Police officer – posting her former colleagues with the message: “Have you seen this, @ThamesVP? Who needs Shaun the Sheep, when you’ve got Chippy’s finest officers :-)”

She also posted a second Tweet saying: “Loose sheep today in Chipping Norton. Brings back memories of my time as the Sgt in Chippy!

These sheep are safely in a pen - but it was a different story in Chippy!

These sheep are safely in a pen - but it was a different story in Chippy!