Hot Fuzz-style police pursuit as Rhea goes on the run in Oxfordshire

The Rhea has so far evaded capture Credit: TVP Roads Policing

A runaway Rhea is on the loose in south Oxfordshire causing disruption on roads around Sonning Common.

Thames Valley Police were called just before midday on Sunday to help hunt down the bird, which was seen running in the road at Chiltern Bank.

It was later seen in Shiplake Bottom and Hilcrest Lane, and is believed to be still at-large.

On Twitter a spokesperson said when officers approached the landed bird "he gave it the legs".

Police added the bird was last seen running across fields in the Sonning Common area.

TVP Road Policing likened it to a scene in British cop comedy Hot Fuzz, where characters are tasked with recovering a renegade swan.