Loose goose returned to Ipswich river after stopping traffic

Suffolk police rescue goose

Pc Clements en route to the river with the errant bird in hand - Credit: Suffolk Constabulary

Police came to the rescue of a loose goose which got into a flap and briefly held up traffic in Ipswich on Thursday morning.  

Double-crewed officers Pc Clements and Pc James were on patrol in the Vernon Street area when flagged down by concerned members of staff at the East of England Co-op Foodstore and alerted to the wayward waterfowl. 

The goose was plucked from traffic at about 9.30am. 

Pc Clements took matters into his own hands – apprehending the bird and escorting it to the edge of the River Orwell. 

Police rescue goose in Ipswich

Suffolk police posted about the rescue on Instagram - Credit: Suffolk Constabulary

Suffolk Constabulary posted a photo of Pc Clements and the goose on Instagram.

The post also indicated that the goose was last seen heading for safer water. 

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