A swan which had been spotted on a busy road in Newport has been safely rescued by volunteers from an Isle of Wight animal charity.

Concerns about the swan were first raised on Monday morning.

Drivers saw it walking alone, near St George's Way in Newport.

After hearing the reports, Chris Mirehouse, from Friends of the Animals, searched the area, but to no avail.

Isle of Wight County Press: The swan was rescued in NewportThe swan was rescued in Newport (Image: IWCP)

He had all but given up until he saw the swan on the banks of the River Medina, near the Multiplex building at Coppins Bridge.

Chris told the County Press it was the same swan they encountered near Quay Arts yesterday (Sunday).

On that occasion, the swan ran off and went back in the river.

He said he suspects the bird has been bullied by a male and that is why it is on its own.

With help from a volunteer and local wildlife expert, Edward Albert, a swan hook was used to catch the bird.

The swan was taken back with Edward where he will be checked over and then released somewhere else on the Island.