Animals Video

By Niamh Shackleton

A tiny piglet has had his bacon saved by local police when they saved him from a main, busy road after a member of the public spotted him. 

The piglet was saved by West Midlands Police officers last week [June 4] who managed to bundle the pocket-sized porker into the foot-well of their police car. 

PCs Gareth Williams and Simon Seaton – who rescued the piglet – named him Oliver after Oliver Twist, the famous run away orphan. 

Following the unique rescue, Oliver was taken to RSPCA Coventry and District branch where we will be cared for until a suitable home is found.

Local Insp. David Langston said: “Our officers often face a variety of incidents in the course of their duties and regularly deal with more than crime.

“The officers who rescued Oliver, were subsequently dispatched to execute a European arrest warrant for a wanted man – no two jobs are the same, let alone no two days as the famous saying goes!

“Of course, we wish little Oliver all the best for the future.”