Tortoise takes the slow road home . . .

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A WORRIED pet owner has been reunited with her tortoise, which went missing.

Kim Cole appealed for information on Shelley the missing animal, which disappeared from her garden in Kesteven Road, Stamford, in the Mercury last week.

On Friday, Mrs Cole was contacted by someone living in the street who had found the tortoise in a field and taken it home.

Mrs Cole was reunited with Shelley, which she has owned for more than 30 years, after the person caring for the animal spotted the appeal in the Mercury.

Mrs Cole said: “I was so worried after Shelley went missing but I am so relieved to get her back.

“Shelley is absolutely fine and no worse for wear after her adventure.”