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Swans were chased in Bath before one bird decided to take a nap in the middle of the road (Avon and Somerset Police/PA)

Swans were chased in Bath before one bird decided to take a nap in the middle of the road (Avon and Somerset Police/PA)

Swans were chased in Bath before one bird decided to take a nap in the middle of the road (Avon and Somerset Police/PA)

Police had to deal with their own Hot Fuzz incident after two swans went for a stroll.

The two cygnets landed in a cemetery and started wandering across paths and roads in Bath, Somerset.

They were chased down by PCSOs - just like in the hit 2007 film starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost - before one bird decided to take a nap in the middle of the road.

Concerned for the bird's safety, PCSOs Ashley Bintcliffe and Mike Symonds surrounded it with cones for its own protection.

The swans were then wrapped in blankets before being taken to a nearby canal and set free by the two officers.

PCSO Symonds said: "We've had to deal with swans a couple of times before so we knew how to handle them.

"We put blankets over their heads and bodies to pacify them, then we lifted them and carried them to the canal nearby."

PCSO Bintcliffe added: "They were young birds but pretty big and strong.

"Luckily they stayed quite calm, although one tried to give me a good pecking and the other left Mike needing a change of trousers.

"They seemed happy enough to be back on water and soon paddled off. Hopefully they'll stay off the roads in future."

PA Media