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Police stop traffic to help ‘feathered citizen’ cross road

Why did the chicken cross the road? Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

This is the bizarre moment West Country police officers were pictured stopping traffic to help a chicken cross the road.

Officers from Avon and Somerset Police said they were returning from a pre-planned operation when they stumbled across the “feathered citizen” attempting to cross the road.

Quick to react and ensure the bird completed the crossing as safely as possible, one of the officers bravely stood in the road and halted oncoming traffic to allow the chicken to cross.

Avon and Somerset Police shared a picture of the unusual encounter on social media - and users were quick to respond.

Ian Fudge wrote: “No fowl play in the neighbourhood today!”

Amz tweeted: “Poultry in motion.”

While Charli Myatt posted: “Wouldn't have stood a clucking chance without assistance!”