Stranded swan found flapping on a roundabout in Crick rescued by police and RSPCA

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POLICE officers and a PCSO joined forces with the RSPCA to bring a feathered friend to safety.

A motorist called the police at 9.45am this morning (Thursday) after spotting a stranded swan in a flap by a roundabout on Dockham Way in Crick.

Officers attended and found the bird swanning about on the road. They cornered the female swan, who was initially uncooperative with officers, before an officer from the RSPCA arrived and brought the bird to safety.

The missing swan had not strayed far from home and she was swiftly returned to her partner nearby and, other than a few ruffled feathers and a hissy fit, was safe and well.

PC Susan King said: “The swan hissed at us when we arrived but we fetched some water for her from a nearby building and managed to corner her before the RSPCA officer arrived. Thankfully we were able to reunite her with her partner who was waiting on a nearby stretch of water. As an officer you never know what you might get called to next and this is certainly one of those unusual incidents!”