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Police p-p-p-pick up a penguin pair
24th June 2019

By Robert Ellis

A pair of penguins that had been stolen from a zoo have been found in a village by police.

Nottinghamshire Police found the Humboldt penguins in Strelley after officers received a tip-off about their whereabouts, according to the Mirror.

Sergeant Andrew Browning, who worked on the investigation, said: “My first thought was this is one to tell the grandkids because there’s no way we thought we would go down there and actually find two penguins.

“When we went down to custody it made everyone laugh, particularly the custody sergeant who was booking us in. It was a real off-the-wall find.”

A man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft, and the penguins have now been returned to the zoo.