Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Bristol police hunt for crocodile in Bedminster after bus driver reports seeing one on the loose

Police carried out a 'big game' hunt today after a bus driver reported seeing a six foot crocodile on the loose.

Avon and Somerset police Chief Constable Nick Gargan told his Twitter followers that a bus driver flagged down an officer claiming to have spotted the large reptile under a bridge.

Gargan tweeted: "One of our officers was flagged down by a bus driver today, claiming to have seen a 6ft crocodile under Coronation Bridge. We can't find it."

Officers searched for the beast but were unable to find any trace under Coronation Bridge, Bristol.

A spokesperson said: "We were called at 10:28am on Monday, February 3, to reports of a crocodile sighted on Bedminster Bridge.

"We carried out a search of the area but found no trace of the reptile."

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