Norfolk

Pig in the road stops traffic on A11 at Thetford

Pig on A11 Image copyright Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing
Image caption The pig was in a lay-by on the southbound carriageway near Snetterton

A road-hogging pig stopped traffic for an hour as it went for a "stroll" on a dual carriageway.

A stretch of the A11 at Thetford in Norfolk was closed after traffic police were called at 09:36 GMT.

Officers posted a photograph of the pig on Twitter with the hashtag "#keepinguandpiggiesafe".

The tweet read: "Sorry about the delay on the A11 at Thetford this morning, there was a pig on the road having a stroll."

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The pig was in a lay-by on the southbound carriageway at Roudham Heath near Snetterton when officers caught up with it.

The road was reopened at 10:25 and the animal was returned to a farmer's field nearby.

Image copyright Twitter

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