POLICE in Malaga had to rub their eyes in disbelief when they spotted 18 goats wandering out of the front door of an apartment block in the city.

The unusual discovery was made during a routine patrol of the Grana Garcia area.

It is thought the animals had been stolen from inland Malaga province with the intention of selling them on the black market.

It is believed that they were being kept in the attic of the block of flats.

They have now been taken to the Municipal Animal heath centre while police continue the investigation.