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Stolen swearing parrot returned

African grey parrot - generic
The birds' owner says he is concerned for their health

A foul-mouthed parrot stolen in a burglary in Newcastle has been returned to its owner.

The one-legged African grey "which swears a lot" was handed in at Etal Lane police station, along with another parrot of the same breed, on Sunday.

A rose-breasted cockatoo also taken in the burglary in Woodbrook Avenue, Slatyford, on 2 July is still missing.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and bailed pending further inquiries.

A 20-year-old woman and 23-year-old man previously arrested in connection with the burglary were earlier released on police bail.

Insp Steve Hails, of Northumbria Police, said: "We're delighted the two African greys have been returned to their owner and hope that they fully recover."



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