Chadwell Heath man can drive sheep across London Bridge!

Former maritime engineer Keith Langridge can now officially herd sheep across London Bridge - but he promises he won’t!

The vice-commodore of the Merchant Navy Association Boat Club (MNABC) - who was at sea for seven years - was recognised as a Freeman of the City of London in a special ceremony at the Guildhall last month.

The 63-year-old was sponsored by celebrated round-the-world solo sailor Sir Robin Knox Johnson.

According to medieval myth Freeman of the City are permitted to drive sheep across the famous landmark.

Keith said: “The ceremony made me very proud; I have never been given a title before, but it’s nice to be recognised for my achievements.”

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He added: “Unfortunately I don’t have any sheep to herd, but I’m not sure if I’d be allowed to do it now even if I did!”

Keith’s next stop is Buckingham Palace next month for a garden party with the Queen.

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