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British police constable in 'Hot Fuzz' swan chase

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A British found himself in a real-life situation when he was summoned to help catch a swan that had landed on a busy road near

swooped in when the bird was spotted on the A33 near Reading, the reported today.

After winging his way to the busy A-road, the roads unit pursued the "elusive swan" on foot - in scenes reminiscent of the 2007 comedy starring

The Thames Valley Police unit said the feathered fugitive, which they named Sam, was handed over to a charity.

It was Payne's first job since he completed a Traffic Pursuit and Containment Course (TPAC), it added.

Though it seems the was already a swan pursuit specialist, as it later emerged he had rescued another one last April.

In Hot Fuzz, and play two mismatched police officers in a sleepy rural village. Throughout the film, the pair are seen haplessly pursuing a swan which repeatedly escapes their grasp.

In a follow-up tweet, Payne's unit mentioned a meeting with Pegg, during which the said he was tagged in "many" swan posts since starring in the film, the report said.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 20:10 IST