Swanning around: Police escort two escaped birds back to parks

Officers have helped the lost birds find their way home after wandering onto busy roads.

Swanning around: Road Traffic Police help escort two escaped swans back to Glasgow parks Police Scotland

Road traffic police have been in a flap this week after escorting not one but two swans back to local parks after the birds managed to escape onto busy roads.

On Tuesday, officers were called to reports of a swan on the loose in Paisley during the morning rush hour traffic.

The bird was safely escorted into a local park by an officer using his reflective jacket to guide the feathered escapee through the gates.

Officers joked that local swans were “talking about us”, having previously rescued another swan over the weekend in the west end of Glasgow.

The scenes were reminiscent of hit cop comedy movie Hot Fuzz, in which Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s characters are often called to reports of an escaped swan in their small village.

Posting on X, formerly known as Twitter, Road Policing Scotland said “#GlasgowRP are convinced the local swans have been talking about us.

“After our antics at the weekend in Victoria Park, we were close to calling in the ‘Flying Squad’ this morning.

“We managed to get this rascal back home, away from the danger of the morning rush hour traffic!”

It comes just days after officers helped escort a lost swan back into Victoria Park in Glasgow’s west end after being spotted on the road.

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