Adorable penguin picked up by police after roaming UK streets in the middle of the night

Officers shared amusing pictures of the bird waddling down the street in front of them.

This is the bizarre moment police rescued a runaway penguin after spotting it waddling along a village street.

The Humboldt penguin had escaped from a local farm and wildlife centre and wandered a mile from home before cops came across it in Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire.

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Nottinghamshire Police shared amusing snaps of the penguin plodding up to the bemused officers in the early hours of Sunday, August 9.

The penguin was spotted walking down the middle of the road, a mile from its home on a farm in Strelley, Nottinghamshire

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PC Gareth Philp said: "We were very surprised when we came across a penguin on our shift.

"We see some very interesting things while out on patrol, but a penguin walking up the middle of the road has to be one of the more bizarre findings we have come across.

"We nicknamed him Po-Po. He posed for some pictures with us and he was very friendly with our officers while we made contact with his owner.

"He was then safely returned home."

The Humboldt penguin was returned to their enclosure on a farm in Strelley, Notts.

Neighbourhood Inspector Gordon Fenwick, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Our officers are trained to deal with a variety of incidents with complex demands and it is great that we quickly reunited the penguin with their owner."

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