Police warning as ostrich-type bird flies the coop in Sprotbrough

By Antony Clay | 14/03/2017

Police warning as ostrich-type bird flies the coop in Sprotbrough

FEATHERS are flying in Sprotbrough after an ostrich-type bird went walkabout today (Tuesday).

The plucky bird has gone feral and members of the public are being urged to keep well clear.

The bird was seen in a woodland near to Nursery Lane at around 3pm this afternoon and police — but not the Flying Squad — have swooped to the scene.

A police spokesperson said: “It is not known if the bird is aggressive but members of the public are requested to call 101 and quote incident number 641 of March 14, rather than approach the bird.”

Where the bird has come from is not yet known.


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