'We have currently got one swan in custody'
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Gwent Police officer: 'We have currently got one swan in custody'

A swan was chased down a dual carriageway by police in a scene that could have come straight from comedy classic film Hot Fuzz.

After the chase the bird was caught by officers who threw a blanket over it and took it to Tredegar Station in the back of a van.

"We’ve currently got one swan in custody en route to Tred,” an officer from Ebbw Vale can be heard saying on a video of the incident, which happened on the A465.

A spokesman for Gwent Police said on Twitter: "We're pleased to say the swan is safe and well."

The creature was collected by a specialist rescue service.

  • 25 Sep 2019