POLICE have received reports of a flock of sheep walking into incoming traffic on the M66 near Bury.

Three sheep made their way onto the slip road of the southbound carriageway at junction three, Pilsworth, at about 12.15pm.

A police spokesman said they have received several reports of the incident, and that there are not currently any officers on the scene.

The North West Motorway Police said the sheep were later herded off the motorway.