BREAKING: Runaway emu captured in Glemsford

Call police on 101 if you spot the emu EMN-140319-151340001
Call police on 101 if you spot the emu EMN-140319-151340001

A runaway emu which caused chaos on the roads around Whepstead this morning has been captured in a garden in Glemsford.

Police have told the owner of the giant bird that it is safe and well following its frightening journey along Suffolk’s highways.

An off-duty police officer initially called in a report at around 7.15am this morning of a huge bird, thought to be an emu, ostrich or rhea, running along the B1066 at Whepstead.

Police received further calls saying the bird had turned off onto the A143 heading towards Whepstead, running along the road.

Officers attended the scene but initially couldn’t find it while further calls reported it was on its way towards Chedburgh.

Meanwhile, police received a call from a potential owner, who confirmed the bird was an emu.