Irish police revealed that a lost lamb found wandering loose on a road spent the night in a jail cell.

A lamb

A lamb

The Garda, Ireland's national police force, revealed that officers were called to a street in Tipperary after drivers reported seeing the lamb roaming in the road.

The animal was captured and officers kept it in a cell overnight as they worked to identify its owner, who was found the following morning.

The police force tweeted: "This little fella was found over the weekend by Gardai in Clonmel after he became separated from his flock.

"Many thanks to the person who phoned this in after locating him on the road. He was cared for overnight and returned to his grateful owner yesterday morning."