A cow blocked traffic after wandering onto a motorway.

A cow

A cow

The animal was spotted by motorists on the M6 in Staffordshire on Tuesday night (20.07.21), according to the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG).

The organisation explained that it had found itself on the busy road after "idiots forced and left a farmer's gate open".

CMPG, who are in charge of running motorways in Staffordshire and the West Midlands, were forced to close the road before teaming up with Highways England and local farmers to coax the cow back to its field.

The group wrote on Twitter: "She was safely walked off the network and back home after an exciting night out.

"Many thanks to the drivers held up as we shut the carriageway, your patience as we deal with these and other incidents is greatly appreciated."