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Man Charged After Pig Confiscated On Prince Of Wales Road

A man from Norwich is facing a charge of 'having a pig untethered and loose on a public highway' after officers confiscated it on Prince of Wales Road yesterday.

Police were called to Prince of Wales Road at 10.10am to reports of a man shouting and being aggressive and abusive.

When they arrived one of the officers attending was bitten by a dog, and while all this was happening they also found a pig running around the street. 

They subsequently detained a 27-year-old man under a public order offence, and he has since been charged with both having the pig loose and allowing a dog to be out of control.

Thomas Murphy-Hankin, of no fixed address, will appear at Norwich Magistrates Court today.

The pig was taken away by the officers in a cardboard box and is now in the care of the RSPCA. Norfolk police say they do not know where it came from. 

Image: Sgt Mark Shepherd

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