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Are these hand-reared emus Spring's biggest chicks?

The chicks are being hand-reared at an animal sanctuary in Redcar.
The chicks are being hand-reared at an animal sanctuary in Redcar. Credit: Kirkleatham Owl Centre

Two emu chicks have been hand-reared by staff at an animal sanctuary in Redcar.

Donk and Didge are only four weeks old but they already measure a foot tall.

Staff at the Kirkleatham Owl Centre have their hands full with the new arrivals.

Volunteer Natalie Winner said: 'They run, jump, throw themselves on the floor-they even roll on their backs with legs in the air!--its all very un birdlike & very comical!''

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Prisoner on the run is thought to be in Redcar

A convicted robber from Teesside is on the run for the second time in a year.

Daniel Pearson, 29, absconded from Kirkham Prison in Lancashire on February 18. Police believe he could now be in the Redcar area.

Pearson, who is originally from Lazenby, was serving a sentence for robbery.

He also escaped from Kirklevington Prison in February last year and was on the run for seven days before being caught.

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