Hamerton Zoo has confirmed that no animals have escaped from the Cambridgeshire park.
The park was closed this morning as emergency services attended to the scene of a ‘serious incident’.
Social media was soon awash with reports a tiger had escaped.
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.
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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].
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— Hamerton Zoo Park (@HamertonZoo) May 4, 2017
Police later tweeted to confirm that no animals escaped, but full details were yet to be established.
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We attended an incident at Hamerton Zoo Park today. We are unable further info at this time but we can confirm that no animals have escaped.
— Cambs police (@CambsCops) May 29, 2017
More to follow.