Mystery over Pc's monkey sighting in Lincolnshire

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A policeman is appealing for information after a monkey ran in front of his patrol car in Lincolnshire.

Pc Paul French said he was travelling along Mill Hill Way in South Cockerington when he spotted the animal on Friday morning.

He said he then searched for the animal but could not find it.

Pc French has appealed for anyone who is missing a pet monkey or has any further information on where it could have escaped from to come forward.

PC French said: "I thought it was a squirrel at first.

"It paused for a moment standing on its hind legs, looked at me, then scampered off over the hedge."