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Squawking parrot helps nab burglar

Published 06/09/2011 | 20:46

A parrot helped catch a burglar by squawking a warning to his owner
A parrot helped catch a burglar by squawking a warning to his owner

Police admitted "assistance comes in the strangest forms" after a parrot helped catch a burglar by squawking a warning to his owner.

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The pet became agitated after an intruder broke into his home in Wallsend, North Tyneside, and he woke his owner by calling out.

Police were called and a 32-year-old woman was arrested after the break-in on Wednesday.

Temporary Detective Inspector Dave Watson said: "At one incident last week the offender disturbed the occupant's parrot, which woke the victim, resulting in a woman being charged with burglary.

"Sometimes assistance comes in the strangest forms."

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