Police scrambled after swans settle on A3

Kingston Guardian: Police scrambled after swans settle on A3 Police scrambled after swans settle on A3

Police were scrambled after a pair of swans settled on the hard shoulder of the A3 this morning.

The two birds were spotted near the Hook junction, northbound at Esher at around 9am.

A spokeswoman from Surrey Police said: "One lane was closed while arrangements were made to remove the swans - who had moved on to the hard shoulder.

"A local charity attended and removed the swans and the road was clear by 10.30am."

Did you see the swans? Call the newsdesk on 020 8744 4288.

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1:02pm Tue 23 Oct 12

321200 says...

The location in this article is not written well at all.
Hook Junction and Esher are two different places.....

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The location in this article is not written well at all. Hook Junction and Esher are two different places..... ? 321200

10:53am Wed 24 Oct 12

SteveC1964 says...

The Hook junction, (i.e. The Ace of Spades), is at the northern end of the Esher by-pass which becomes the Kingston by-pass. The borough boundary between Kingston and Elmbridge is what, 500 metres from the Hook junction, and maybe I may add that the A to Z shows the postcode in that area as 'Esher KT10'. I think it's not unreasonable therefore to describe the eastbound A3 approaching the Hook junction as 'Esher'. Potentially confusingly, Surbiton Golf Course is the biggest site immediately to the west of Esher by-pass and of course it's in "Elmbridge".
The Hook junction, (i.e. The Ace of Spades), is at the northern end of the Esher by-pass which becomes the Kingston by-pass. The borough boundary between Kingston and Elmbridge is what, 500 metres from the Hook junction, and maybe I may add that the A to Z shows the postcode in that area as 'Esher KT10'. I think it's not unreasonable therefore to describe the eastbound A3 approaching the Hook junction as 'Esher'. Potentially confusingly, Surbiton Golf Course is the biggest site immediately to the west of Esher by-pass and of course it's in "Elmbridge". SteveC1964

1:14pm Wed 24 Oct 12

kingstonpaul says...

Took Old Bill two days to visit me after a recent burglary

Next time, I'll tell them there's a couple of swans in the road outside my house.
Took Old Bill two days to visit me after a recent burglary Next time, I'll tell them there's a couple of swans in the road outside my house. kingstonpaul

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