Police rescue ‘lost and confused’ swan in Ingol

Posted on - 17th October, 2021 - 11:57am | Author - | Posted in - Ingol, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Wildlife and Conservation
Police officer with swan
The swan had been endangering road users

Police have returned a swan to its family on the Lancaster Canal.


Officers responded to reports of the swan being ‘lost, confused and endangering road users’ in Tag Lane in Ingol.

A spokesperson for Preston Police said: “Preston Neighbourhood Policing Team and South Rural Taskforce attended, safely detained and transported the offender back to the canal and its waiting family. Just words of advice on this occasion!”

Police officers rescued the swan from Tag Lane
Police officers rescued the swan from Tag Lane

Read more: The story behind one of Preston’s most famous families – the Ashton swans

The swan family is no stranger to drama, with a swan going on walkabout in Ingol last year and another being rehomed in Southport after crash landing in an Ashton backyard.

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