Donna Veasey of Essex Police
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Essex lion hunt: Police treating sighting 'seriously'

27 August 2012 Last updated at 10:03 BST

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

Residents around Earls Hall Drive have been told to enjoy the bank holiday but "be cautious".

Donna Veasey of Essex Police told the BBC officers are taking the reports "seriously".