Why did the chicken cross the road?

By Connie Osborne Friday 02 May 2014 Updated: 08/05 09:51

Latest News

Buy photos » Police had to be called after a hen played chicken in a borough road. (s)

OFFICERS are still trying to crack the case of why a chicken crossed the road in Southcrest.

Police were called to Greenfields on Thursday (May 1) after reports of a hen wondering in the road and looking confused.

An officer attended the scene due to the danger posed to motorists and managed to catch the hen before putting it in a secure garden.

Officers issued some tongue in cheek tweets following the incident.

"One detained following foot chase. Released with strict bail conditions to minimise the flight risk.

"The suspect made no comment in interview. Officers are trying to establish a motive for crossing the road."

It is still not known how the chicken came to be there.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "If the hen does it again she will be going before the beak."

Share This

Popular »

1 Manslaughter sentencing postponed for baby funeral

2 50,000 worth of fish taken from Redditch reservoir

3 Man seriously injured in assault

4 Man attacked by gang at bus stop in Redditch town centre

5 HMP Hewell prisoner found

More news »

Drug dealer jailed

A 'STREET-LEVEL' drug dealer caught with crack and

Town urged to play a part in dementia idea

A MAJOR drive is underway to make Redditch

Borough brightened up

GREEN-FINGERED girls and boys helped brighten up a

May Day fun at Headless Cross

HUNDREDS of people spent their May Day watching

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Manslaughter sentencing postponed for baby funeral

THE SENTENCING of a man who admitted to killing his ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Stratford on Avon coffee shop crash accused found guilty

A FORMER Warwickshire Magistrate has escaped jail after his car ...

Evesham Observer
Jack’s charged with a top job

A BROADWAY electrical firm has added a bright spark to ...