Candlelight vigil appeared to have been in custody after the Bessie was shot dead by cops


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A candlelit vigil has been held in tribute to a cow shot dead by police.

Police marksmen shot the cow, known as Bessie, on Sunday in Wallsend, Northumbria, amid fears she could get on to a busy road and cause havoc.

On Sunday Northumbria Police deployed marksmen, aerial support and, eyewitnesses said, 15 to 20 cars, closing roads in a bid to keep the animals off the busy A1058 Coast Road.

Many of the cars were parked at a field where armed police were tracking one brown cow, which was later shot dead, reports the Newcastle Chronicle.

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