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South Lakes escaped monkey spotted in car garage

A monkey which escaped from an animal park in Cumbria has been spotted hiding out in a car garage.

Two capuchin monkeys went missing from South Lakes Safari Zoo at the weekend.

Although there is no immediate threat to the public, the monkeys are capable of biting or scratching anyone going too near them, police have warned.

One of the primates was spotted sitting on the girders inside a garage in Dalton-in Furness.

Andy MacMillan who works at Ashworth St Garage, said: "One of the lads had a banana in his packed lunch so he put the banana up and it took the banana and then peeled it and ate it."

  • 20 Oct 2014