FOUR cows were on the loose in central Oxford early this morning.

Police were called to Abingdon Road at 4.04am where they found four medium-sized cows by the Head of the River pub.

The cows then moved to St Aldates and Floyds Row.

Police officers called the RSPCA and contacted the porter in Christ Church Meadow who agreed to open the gate.

The cows were returned to the meadow shortly after 5am.