Savvy driver saves ducks who had strayed onto the A13

Ducks on the A13 this morning

Two ducks and five ducklings found walking along the A13 this morning were kept safe by a savvy motorist who shielded them until police arrived - Credit: Google Maps/PXHere

Seven ducks who strayed onto the A13 this morning were kept safe thanks to the quick thinking of a savvy motorist.

Police were called at 7.13am today - Wednesday, May 18 - to reports of a highway obstruction on the A13 westbound at Dagenham.

Two ducks and five ducklings had been walking along the central lane of the highway.

The ducks were spotted by a driver who stopped behind them and turned on his hazard lights, shielding them until officers arrived.

Police removed the ducks from the A13 slip road for Dagenham/Hornchurch, before returning them to the safety of a public pond.