Police have real-life ‘Hot Fuzz’ moment after rescuing swan
"Our very own Swan whisperer has saved this beautiful creature from serious harm today. The life of an NPO officer is always very varied."
By Adam Dutton via SWNS
Police officers had a real-life Hot Fuzz moment after they were forced to rescue an exhausted swan causing traffic chaos along a busy road.
The juvenile bird was spotted waddling along Leicester Road in Loughborough, England, after it was chased away from a lake by angry rival adult males.
Luckily, the officers managed to catch it with less difficulty than Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's characters in 2007 movie Hot Fuzz.
Comical images show a male officer grappling with the swan as it was carried away before being handed over to the RSPCA on Wednesday (19/1).
Charnwood Police tweeted: "Our very own Swan whisperer has saved this beautiful creature from serious harm today. The life of an NPO officer is always very varied."
A Leicestershire Police spokesperson added: "The swan was seen by officers close to the road while driving along Leicester Road in Loughborough, close to the junction with Beeches Road.
"They believed the swan to be injured, so stopped. It has since been handed over to the RSPCA."
A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: “An RSPCA officer collected this juvenile swan who was believed to have been exhausted after being chased by other adult swans protecting their territory.
“He was checked over and later released to a safe spot.
“We are grateful to everyone who was involved in helping the swan.
“The swan happily swam off when released, and started looking for new friends.”
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