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There was an unusual arrest in Lincolnshire today after an escapee caused chaos on the roads. A local PC was called out to Coningsby during rush hour - and after giving chase for hours the suspect was detained.
Helen Steel reports.
Lincolnshire Police have revealed that the ostrich caught earlier today on a roundabout in Coningsby is in fact an emu.
Police were called to reports that an ostrich was loose on a roundabout in the town causing travel chaos.
Officers took the bird to a nearby farm where it was positively identified as an emu.
A runaway ostrich caused traffic chaos in the middle of Coningsby this morning at 7.30 when it took up residence on a roundabout in the middle of the village. The police were called and a patrol car responded and the officers captured the ostrich.
They called for a police van to take it away but one wasn't available so the officers took the bird into custody and transported it to nearby Tattershall Farm Park in their patrol car.
One officer drove while the other sat in the back with the ostrich.
A Lincolnshire police officer has had a surprise passenger in his patrol car.
The force's press officer, Nerys McGarry, tweeted to reveal that PC Gary Young had an ostrich in his car.