Photos: Rush-hour traffic brought to a standstill in Norwich’s Tombland - by a swan

Morning rush hour traffic brought to a standstill in Norwich's Tombland by a swan. Picture: Tom Vinc

Morning rush hour traffic brought to a standstill in Norwich's Tombland by a swan. Picture: Tom Vince - Credit: Archant

A swan got motorists in Norwich in a flap this morning when it wandered into the middle of the road.

Morning rush hour traffic brought to a standstill in Norwich's Tombland by a swan.

Morning rush hour traffic brought to a standstill in Norwich's Tombland by a swan. - Credit: Archant

The elegant creature was believed to have escaped from the grounds of Norwich Cathedral when it was spotted in Tombland, not quite taking to the road like a duck to water.

Morning rush hour traffic brought to a standstill in Norwich's Tombland by a swan.

Morning rush hour traffic brought to a standstill in Norwich's Tombland by a swan. - Credit: Archant

A spokesman for Norfolk police said officers attended and helped get it back from where it came.

The spokesman said: 'We were called to Tombland this morning at about 8.20am following a call from a member of the public who reported a swan in the middle of the road.

'It appeared to have escaped from the grounds of the cathedral.


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'Officers attended and the swan was helped safely back to the cathedral grounds.'

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