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Police caught 'swanning around'

Swanning around was all part of the job for one police officer when he found himself in a real-life Hot Fuzz rescue.

Reminiscent of the 2007 movie, which starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, police officers from Newquay were called to rescue a distressed swan.

Posting the escapade on Twitter Sergeant David Nielson is seen calming own the swan in the back of a police car.

It was later taken to a safe location and released back into the wild.


From Canada to Cornwall: the message in a bottle crossing continents

Credit: Neil Purdy
Neil and Sandi who made the discovery Credit: ITV News

A message in a bottle has been found on Lusty Glaze beach in Newquay, after travelling nearly 2400 miles from Canada.

The note was sent on 1st August 2014 by holidaymakers from Pouch Cove in Newfoundland, Canada.

The message was tracked across the ocean by Your Message in a Bottle and was discovered by Neil Purdy who has shared the following message:

"Hello, This bottle was given to me by my lovely wife Jen. We vacationed in Pouch Cove, NL in late July, 2014. I hope the one who finds this is as fortunate as I to have such an awesome and wonderful spouse."

– Robert Killoran
Credit: Neil Purdy
Credit: Neil Purdy
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