Drama as police stop traffic in Carshalton to rescue a family - of ducks.

Police stopped traffic to rescue the nducks

Police stopped traffic to rescue the nducks

First published in News Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Police officers did not quack under the pressure as they rescued a mum and her children from a perilous situation yesterday.

The family in question may have been a family of ducks - but that did not stop police from coming to their aid.

The officers were on patrol in a car when they spotted a female mallard duck and four ducklings in Denmark Road at 5.20pm on Wednesday.

Sutton Guardian:

Officers herd the birds along Denmark Road

PC Paul James, PC Darren Salter and PC Andrew McDonnell saw the birds were in danger and promptly stopped traffic so they could herd the animals 500m along the road before encouraging them into the river Wandle and to the safety of Wilderness Island.

PC McDonnell said: "It was a bit different from our usual duties but the public were very supportive - if slightly amused.

"It was a quacking team effort"

Sutton Guardian:

The ducks swim off to safety

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10:00am Thu 17 Apr 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Drama? Come on Guardian, that's a bit OTT even for a local rag. Ease off on the energy drinks too early in the morning. (Bet they change the headline now I've submitted this.)
Drama? Come on Guardian, that's a bit OTT even for a local rag. Ease off on the energy drinks too early in the morning. (Bet they change the headline now I've submitted this.) Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: -28

10:08am Thu 17 Apr 14

JoBucks says...

Very funny, tongue in cheek drama story. Let's hope that's the biggest drama we have in Sutton over the Bank Holiday weekend :)
Very funny, tongue in cheek drama story. Let's hope that's the biggest drama we have in Sutton over the Bank Holiday weekend :) JoBucks
  • Score: 26

12:55pm Thu 17 Apr 14

moveawayifcould says...

Good old Sutton Police there when there is a photo opportunity but where are they when all the many burglaries in the borough happen? Still with 3 officers to see some ducks across the road explains it all really!
Good old Sutton Police there when there is a photo opportunity but where are they when all the many burglaries in the borough happen? Still with 3 officers to see some ducks across the road explains it all really! moveawayifcould
  • Score: -27

5:50pm Thu 17 Apr 14

jacquiemurry says...

to moveawayifcould : I am sure if the police were driving past a burglary taking place they were stop and sort that out too. It's not as if they were called to see the ducks across the road, they were driving past. Should they have run them over instead. Get a bloody life!!
to moveawayifcould : I am sure if the police were driving past a burglary taking place they were stop and sort that out too. It's not as if they were called to see the ducks across the road, they were driving past. Should they have run them over instead. Get a bloody life!! jacquiemurry
  • Score: 23

11:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

dannyblueob1 says...

Well Done.
Well Done. dannyblueob1
  • Score: 13

2:15pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Michael Pantlin says...

moveawayifcould wrote:
Good old Sutton Police there when there is a photo opportunity but where are they when all the many burglaries in the borough happen? Still with 3 officers to see some ducks across the road explains it all really!
If ducks in danger can't depend on the Old Bill who can they turn to? Well done Sutton police officers setting a great example in caring and animal welfare. LFB managers on the other hand don't care a toss about animals..
[quote][p][bold]moveawayifcould[/bold] wrote: Good old Sutton Police there when there is a photo opportunity but where are they when all the many burglaries in the borough happen? Still with 3 officers to see some ducks across the road explains it all really![/p][/quote]If ducks in danger can't depend on the Old Bill who can they turn to? Well done Sutton police officers setting a great example in caring and animal welfare. LFB managers on the other hand don't care a toss about animals.. Michael Pantlin
  • Score: 8

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