Footage Emerges From Hamerton Zoo After ‘Serious Incident’

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Video footage of police officers guarding a tiger enclosure at Hamerton Zoo has emerged online.

Hamerton Zoo has been closed since before midday as emergency services – including an air ambulance – attend to the scene.

Posting the footage on Twitter, BBC reporter, Jon Ironmonger, said the footage was taken from a helicopter.

While the details have not yet been confirmed, there was some speculation a tiger had escaped but these were soon put to rest.

Earlier, a zoo spokesperson told UNILAD:

I can confirm no animal has escaped and full details will be sent out in a press release later this afternoon.

And a police spokesperson was reported by The Mirror as saying:

We were called around 11.15am to reports of a serious incident at Hamerton Park.

Officers attended the scene along with ambulance crews and MAGPAS [air ambulance].

More details to follow…