Locals say hunt for lion in Essex is "surreal"

Police are continuing to hunt a lion that's thought to be on the loose in Essex. Officers have enlisted the help of experts from Colchester Zoo who believe the sighting to be genuine.

Pub landlord Dave Sparks, who runs the Red Lion pub in St Osyth, says the police hunt is "surreal".

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Essex lion hunt

Police have called off the hunt for a lion reported to be on the loose in Essex