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An unusual view from the cab for driver Martine. BRIGHTON & HOVE BUSES

When Brighton & Hove Buses driver Martine Patey set off on a journey to Eastbourne for her first ever rail replacement duty one Sunday morning, she wasn’t sure what the day would hold, but she didn’t think she’d be wrangling a sheep on the A27.

As she approached the major road, Martine spotted a coach stopped with its hazard lights on, before seeing a flash of white run out from behind it, causing chaos and danger for passing cars. Animal lover Martine decided to pull over, donned her high-vis vest and attempt to help the lost sheep out of the road and into safety.


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