Armed officers in Dalton 'for incident' - not escaped animals

Police in Dalton have responded to rumours on social media that armed officers were called out to deal with two escaped wolves.

Barrow Police say no animals have escaped from South Lakes Safari Zoo, instead telling a local newspaper they'd responded to a call reporting a sighting of someone with a gun.

After several hours of searching nothing was found and the team was stood down.

Inquiries are said to be continuing.