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Swan captured from A40 in real-life Hot Fuzz moment

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Media captionPolice tackle swan roaming on A47

Police found a swan on the edge of a main road and took it to safety in a scene that mirrors Simon Pegg's spoof cop film Hot Fuzz.

Thames Valley Police Roads Policing posted a picture of the bird on Twitter in the back of their vehicle.

It said: "Found playing by the A40, Oxford - came quietly and was safely reunited with parents and siblings."

In the film police officers played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost rescue a swan during a police chase.

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Image caption Officers said the swan "came quietly" and was reunited with its parents and siblings
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Image caption Sgt Nicholas Angel (played by Simon Pegg, centre) would probably approve of the swan rescue

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