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Strolling swan brings city traffic to standstill in Manchester

A swan out for a leisurely stroll brought Monday morning traffic to a near standstill in Manchester city centre.

The bird reduced cars and HGVs to crawling speed as it went for a waddle along Great Ancoats Street just after rush hour at 10:00 GMT.

The video was filmed and tweeted by Joe Daly, a literature promoter, as he left his home in the city centre.

Mr Daly also called the police, who made sure the bird was safe as they got the traffic moving again along the dual carriageway.