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Police find terrapin and swans in Snaresbrook pond during search for missing person

PUBLISHED: 11:02 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 24 April 2013

The Metropolitan Police's marine unit at Eagle Pond, in Snaresbrook. Picture: @MPSonthewater

The Metropolitan Police's marine unit at Eagle Pond, in Snaresbrook. Picture: @MPSonthewater

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It was a nice day for a paddle on Saturday and the Met Police’s Marine Division did just that at Eagle Pond in Snaresbrook.

The Metropolitan Police's marine unit at Eagle Pond, in Snaresbrook, took this picture of a terrapin. Picture: @MPSonthewaterThe Metropolitan Police's marine unit at Eagle Pond, in Snaresbrook, took this picture of a terrapin. Picture: @MPSonthewater

The team entered the water, in Snaresbrook Road, as part of a routine search for a missing person.

But the only sightings in the pond were the local wildlife, including ducks, swans and an exotic terrapin basking on a log in the sun.

A police spokesman said: “There were no reports of anyone entering the water but it is routine to seach when there are reports of a missing person in the area.

“A lot of people think the unit only covers the Thames but they deal with any incidents in London.”


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