Canal boa constrictor man avoids prosecution
A man who reportedly threw a snake into a Gloucestershire canal will not be prosecuted, police have said.
The 42-year-old was arrested on suspicion of releasing a species of animal into the wild following the incident on 12 August.
Eyewitnesses said the snake had a cream zig-zag diamond pattern.
Officers searched the bank at Bowbridge, near Stroud, but did not find the reptile.
A police spokesman said the case had been reviewed by the Crown Prosecution Service and no further action would be taken.