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Police rescue barn owl found on A12 in Essex

Stan had to be rescued by police after he became stuck on the A12 Credit: Essex Roads Policing

A barn owl has been rescued by police on the A12 in Essex.

Officers were called to Hatfield Peverel yesterday morning and found the unwell bird, called Stan, sitting in the central reservation.

Stan has taken to Spring Lodge Vets in Witham.

Essex Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted an update on Stan and said: "Update on Stan, we have spoken to the vets at Spring Lodge and he is being transferred to Essex Wildlife Trust. He’s still with us."

Stan was found in the central reservation on the A12 Credit: Essex Roads Policing