Essex lion search: Resident heard 'loud roar'


Police in Essex are investigating reports that a lion has been spotted in a field near St Osyth.

Police - who initially told residents to stay indoors after the sighting in fields off Earls Hall Drive - are looking for signs such as pawprints.

Essex police are working with experts from Colchester Zoo who believe the reports to be genuine after being shown a photograph by a member of the public.

Local resident Che Kevlin told the BBC he heard a "loud roar" at 22:00 BST.

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