Hounds allegedly loose on A361 near Barnstaple
Police responded to reports of dogs running loose on the A361 near Barnstaple this afternoon.
Four or five calls were made by members of the public saying they had seen cream and beige coloured dogs about six or seven miles outside of Barnstaple.
Two police units were sent out to look for the animals at about 12.20pm around the Landkey junction but nothing was found.
It was thought the dogs may have been hounds involved in a nearby hunt.
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A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman confirmed they did notice a hunt going in South Molton but no dogs were seen on the road.
They added: "Two units were sent out for the safety of motorists and the welfare of the animals. The road was not closed. The officers had a look around but it was all clear.
"An officer did notice there was a hunt on the South Molton side but there were no signs of any dogs."