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PC Whatmore with the piglet. Picture from Norfolk Constabulary (4795618)
PC Whatmore with the piglet. Picture from Norfolk Constabulary (4795618)

Breckland Police has got a newborn piglet back to the farm after it was found on the A1066 at the weekend.

A member of the public called the police at around 5pm on Saturday after seeing the squealer hot-trotting it down the busy road, near Thetford.

PC Shelley, of Norfolk Police, was first on the scene and spotted that the day-old piglet was in need of its mother.

He called in Thetford beat manager PC Whatmore who brought a cat carrier to collect the runaway.

The pair transported the animal back to its owners and it was back safe and sound within the hour.

PC Paula Gilluley, Breckland Community Engagement Officer, said: "It's just one of our nicer jobs, it is not all about capturing criminals, we help people and animals too and everyone loves a happy ending."