Bulwell 'kangaroo' may not have existed, police admit

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image captionPolice said they have "looked into it" after a report from a member of the public

A police force which warned people to look out for a loose kangaroo has admitted it may not actually have existed.

Officers posted a picture on Facebook purporting to show the marsupial in Bulwell, Nottingham.

When responses suggested it was more likely to be a deer or "larger than normal" dog, police insisted it wasn't.

But the force has since said: "We've looked into it and nothing's jumping out at us."

The blurry photo of the creature - dubbed the "Bulwellness monster" by the Nottinghamshire Police neighbourhood team, has been shared more than 1,000 times.

A spokeswoman said they have had no reports of any missing marsupials from owners, and when they went to the scene to investigate they found no evidence of a kangaroo.

It comes eight days after a wallaby was spotted on the loose in Rutland, on the other side of the East Midlands.

image copyrightSandy Shepherd
image captionWally the wallaby is believed to be looking for a mate

Wally's owner Vernon Moore said although they have still not managed to get him back in his enclosure, he returns home most days and "unless he got in a taxi" is unlikely to have made the journey to Bulwell.

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