Police Confirm What ‘Major Incident’ In Hamerton Zoo Was


 A zoo keeper has died after a ‘freak accident’ at a Cambridgeshire zoo.

Hamerton was closed this morning as emergency services – including an air ambulance – attended to the scene.

Soon after the news broke earlier today, people were speculating on Twitter, with suggestions including  a tiger had escaped but these were soon put to rest when a spokesman for the zoo said ‘no animals had escaped’.


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].

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim.