Runaway kangaroo keeps police on the hop


A crafty kangaroo has avoided police capture after going on the hop.

The Australian marsupial was spotted in the Dursley area of Gloucestershire on Saturday night and police appealed for its owner to come forward.

The kangaroo was last spotted heading towards a wooded area near Woodmancote.

A mob of wallabies is kept at Woodchester - about eight miles from Dursley - and some have been seen bouncing around the village over the past five years.

Other sightings have been made in Nailsworth, but it is not known whether the latest sighting is of an animal belonging to this mob or from somewhere else.

On its Facebook page, Gloucestershire Police posted: "Bit of an unusual one. If anyone has lost a kangaroo in the Dursley area please contact us on 101 and quote incident 462. We have found one!"

Then: "Kangaroo update - we have it cornered 'outback' of a house in Woodmancote but no owner identified yet."

And finally: "Not the usual bouncers that we're interacting with on a Saturday night."