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Man arrested after being found with 'untethered' pig in Norwich city centre

A man has been charged with an offence under section 155 of the Highways Act for having an animal loose on a public highway. Photo: PA

A man has been charged with taking an untethered pig into Norwich city centre.

Sergeant Mark Shepherd posted a photograph of the pig on Twitter after it was caught, adding that he was “lost for words”.

Norfolk Police said officers were called at 10.10am on Wednesday to “reports of a man shouting and using aggressive language towards members of the public” on Prince of Wales Road.

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The busy street is home to many nightclubs and kebab and pizza takeaways.

“On arrival, one of the officers was bitten by a dog which was with the man,” a force spokesman said.

“A pig was also running around with the man and the dog.”

A 27-year-old man, of no fixed address, has been charged with an offence under section 155 of the Highways Act for having an animal loose on a public highway, police said.

He has also been charged with a public order offence and allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place.

The man was taken into custody and is due to appear before Norwich Magistrates’ Court later.