Big bird detained in Devon

The 4ft tall emu was spotted walking along St Georges Road. Photo: Devon and Cornwall Police

A big bird had to be apprehended by police this morning after a member of the public spotted it in Barnstaple, in North Devon.

The flightless bird was walking along St Georges Road, near to Pilton.

The emu on the back seat of the police car. Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Acting Sergeant Zoe Parnell and Police Community Support Officer Stephen Huxtable found the 4ft tall emu in Riddell Avenue.

They managed to coax it into the rear of the police car and called the owner.

Riddell Avenue off St George's Road where the bird was detained. Credit: ITV Westcountry