Wolf recaptured after escaping from sanctuary

A wolf which escaped after strong winds blew down a fence at a sanctuary near a school has been recaptured.

Police had told school children not to go outside and members of the public not to approach the animal which went on the loose from the UK Wolf Conversation Trust sanctuary in Beenham, near Reading.

Officers were called at 8am on Thursday to the scene near the centre in Picklepythe Lane - which is just over three miles from the Duchess of Cambridge's family home in Bucklebury.

The force said the wolf, which was recaptured unharmed, since travelled around eight miles to Curridge.

The wolf which escaped from the UK Wolf Conservation Trust's premises in Reading is led by a handler to be placed in a trailer (Steve Parsons/PA)
The wolf which escaped from the UK Wolf Conservation Trust's premises in Reading is led by a handler to be placed in a trailer (Steve Parsons/PA)

Teresa Palmer, 62, who founded the sanctuary, helped to encourage the 12-year-old wolf, called Torak, into a caged trailer before it was taken back to its home.

She said: "The fact he went through a field of sheep on his way shows he would never be a threat to the public."

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