A SWAN found walking along a busy Reading road has been saved by a police officer.

Thames Valley Police Roads Policing tweeted to explain an officer managed to save a swan which had been spotted walking along the A33 Reading.

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The officer had been on their way to Reading Crown Court.

The force tweeted: "Swan thankfully uninjured, just landed on the wrong side of the barrier!"

The swan was released on the side of the River Kennet.