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Essex Police investigate 'lion' sighting near St Osyth

Police in Essex are investigating reports that a lion was spotted in a field at St Osyth near Clacton-on-Sea.

The animal was seen near Earls Hall Drive by holidaymaker Bob Martin at about 19:00 BST on Sunday.

Mr Martin said he and his wife Denise saw a large cat and a lion "was the first thing that came to mind".

The BBC's Lisa Hampele reports.

  • 27 Aug 2012
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