A dead cow partially blocked a busy lane to the north of Bath on Thursday night. Police were called to Gorse Lane between the A420 and A46 – a cut-through used by many people to get to and from the M4 – at around 5.20pm. An officer managed to move the animal off the road and contacted South Gloucestershire Council to deal with the carcass. It is not clear how the cow died. The road was clear by 6.30pm.