POLICE officers have an issued a humorous appeal for witnesses after responding to a report this afternoon of a loose pig in Odiham.

Officers from Aldershot have been dispatched to investigate the situation - but as yet there's no sign of the alleged escapee.

Posting on Twitter, Hampshire Response unit wrote: "Aldershot units dispatched to reports of a loose pig in Odiham - no swine of it so far, might be a load of hogwash ... If anyone sees it then please squeal..."

Getting in on the joke, one user commented: "Sounds like porkies to me..."

Another added: "Aren't you hamming this up too much?"

  • Have you spotted the runaway pig? Let us know by emailing newsdesk@basingstokegazette.co.uk