A mischievous squirrel was the unlikely subject of a bizarre call to police after the rodent jumped into a woman's handbag and refused to leave.
The distressed woman was outside the Shropshire Arms pub in Chester when the
grey squirrel climbed into her bag.
Detective Constable Nigel Thake attended and eventually managed to send the persistent animal on its
A spokesman for Cheshire Constabulary said: "At around 7.40pm on Thursday,
police received a call from a woman reporting that a squirrel had climbed inside her handbag and
would not leave her alone. DC Nigel Thake attended the incident and released the squirrel back into the