Police rescue ducklings from storm drain in Lytham

The long arm of the law came to the rescue after a flock of ducklings became trapped in a storm drain in Lytham.

Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 9:28 am
Updated Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 1:22 pm
The long arm of the law - Officers rescue a flock of ducklings from a storm drain in Cypress Point, Lytham yesterday (Tuesday, April 7). Pic: Lancashire Police

Officers on patrol in Lytham came to the rescue after reports of suspicious quacking at Cypress Point, Lytham yesterday (Wednesday, April 7).

On arrival, officers found a duck and her noisy ducklings trapped in a storm drain next to a pond.

It was soon established that there was no fowl play involved, and officers concluded that the incident was simply due to the misadventures of duckling-hood.

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All seven ducklings, under the watchful eyes of a disapproving mother duck, were soon released, one-by-one, from the drain.

With a quick quack of thanks to the 'Old Bill', the youngsters were last seen waddling their way back to a nearby pond.

A very relieved and grateful mother duck and her ducklings after their rescue at Cypress Point, Lytham yesterday (Tuesday, April 7). Pic: Lancashire Police