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The goats have been found! Joy as flock missing from field near Swaffham is found and herded home

PUBLISHED: 14:36 18 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:15 18 September 2017

A flock of 11 missing goats have been found in a field near Swaffham. Picture: Lucy Ostin

A flock of 11 missing goats have been found in a field near Swaffham. Picture: Lucy Ostin

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A flock of 11 missing goats have been found, much to the delight of their owners.

Phillapa, one of the goats went missing from a field between Castle Acre and South Acre. Picture: Lucy OstinPhillapa, one of the goats went missing from a field between Castle Acre and South Acre. Picture: Lucy Ostin

Phillapa, Diamond, Bluebell and their horned sisters were located in a field just outside Swaffham, after going missing from their enclosure between Castle Acre and South Acre on Thursday morning.

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Lucy Ostin, from Lyng, owns the 18-month-old pets with some friends, and said she was distraught after the goats’ disappearance.

But Mrs Ostin said the animals were now safety back on home turf.

Diamond and Bluebell, two of the goats which went missing from a field between Castle Acre and South Acre. Picture: Lucy OstinDiamond and Bluebell, two of the goats which went missing from a field between Castle Acre and South Acre. Picture: Lucy Ostin

Mrs Ostin said: “We found them after a tip off shut in a field just outside Swaffham early on Saturday morning and had quite adventure trying to walk them 5 miles home.”

Mrs Ostin and she and her friends bought the goats about six months ago. She said she had been worried the goats would be sold for meat, which could have proven dangerous for their consumers, as the animals had been treated with chemicals for a skin condition.

Owner Lucy Ostin had feared the goats could have ended up on being killed for meat. Picture: Lucy OstinOwner Lucy Ostin had feared the goats could have ended up on being killed for meat. Picture: Lucy Ostin

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