Man arrested over loose pig in city centre
A police officer said he was ‘lost for words’ following the incident in Norwich.
A man has been charged with taking an untethered pig into Norwich city centre.
Sergeant Mark Shepherd posted a photograph of the pig on Twitter after it was caught, adding that he was “lost for words”.
Norfolk Police said officers were called at 10.10am on Wednesday to “reports of a man shouting and using aggressive language towards members of the public” on Prince of Wales Road.
A male has been remanded in custody after committing a public order offence, having his dogs dangerously out of control and having his pig untethered on #PrinceOfWalesRd #Noriwch #Policing @NorfolkPolice @NorwichPoliceUK #JobLikeNoOther pic.twitter.com/SPLwxKEX01— Mark Shepherd (@SgtMarkShepherd) August 9, 2018
The busy street is home to many nightclubs and kebab and pizza takeaways.
“On arrival, one of the officers was bitten by a dog which was with the man,” a force spokesman said.
“A pig was also running around with the man and the dog.”
A 27-year-old man, of no fixed address, has been charged with an offence under section 155 of the Highways Act for having an animal loose on a public highway, police said.
He has also been charged with a public order offence and allowing a dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place.
The man was taken into custody and is due to appear before Norwich Magistrates’ Court later.