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Man 'acting suspiciously' was actually looking for lost parrot

Liverpool Echo logo Liverpool Echo 08/06/2020 Alan Weston
a close up of a bird: Generic picture of African Grey parrot © Jason Skarratt Generic picture of African Grey parrot

A man reported to police for 'acting suspiciously' was actually looking for his lost parrot.

Knowsley Police yesterday said they had recieved reports of a man acting suspiciously around the Southcroft Drive area of Kirkby.

The force said: "The male is stated to be checking houses and placing white stones in the front gardens of certain homes.

"It is currently unknown the reason for this action by the male. Please can residents look out for each other and remain vigilant in the area. Police will continue to patrol this area."

But later in the day the police updated its social media appeal having solved the mystery.

They said they had received information from residents that the male may have been looking for a lost parrot that escaped earlier in the day, and the "white stones" may have been parrot food to entice it back.

In a Facebook post, Knowsley police said: "In light of this, please remain vigilant for a parrot in the Kirkby area.

 

"We appreciate residents looking out for their neighbours.

"If you see anything suspicious, please call 999 or 101 or report online so that we can take action."

Some facebook commenters made comparisons with a Liverpool woman who recently went viral after releasing a video calling out for Chanel, her African grey parrot.

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