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Once the police arrived, they asked Patey to give the sheep a ride to a local farm. However, the farmer arrived with his truck to take custody of the sheep before they could leave. Patey then continued on to Eastbourne and was only one minute late for the start of her service.
Brighton & Hove Buses praised Patey’s actions, saying, “We are so proud of Martine, who showed quick thinking and kindness in helping the animal and keeping her passengers safe. It’s not every day a bus driver gets to add sheep herder to their job description!”
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