UPDATE: Wallaby still at large in Norfolk

Police are searching for an injured wallaby which is on the run after escaping from a Norfolk wildlife centre.

A Norfolk police spokesman confirmed that officers are making periodic checks in the area as they look for the macropod. They have also been in touch with the RSPCA and local vets.

Earlier they warned motorists to be on their guard after it escaped from the centre last night.

The spokesman said officers were first told about the wallaby running loose on the Fakenham Road, near Great Witchingham, at 10.50pm last night.

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The spokesman added: 'The wallaby had escaped from a local wildlife centre. The animal, which had suffered a leg injury, was located nearby, but despite the efforts of police officers and the owner, it evaded capture and made off into a field.

'Motorists are requested to be vigilant whilst passing through the area as the distressed and frightened animal may stray into the road. The animal is not to be approached or chase.'

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