DRIVERS stopped to rescue a swan as it was seen wandering down the A12.

The swan was spotted London-bound between Spring Lane and Stanway at about 5.30pm on Thursday.

A member of the public ushered it onto the side of the road and a Special Constable assisted.

The Special Constable said: "We were making sure it wouldn’t make its way back onto the carriageway.

"Then an emergency vet arrived and took it to a local vet to get it checked over and then it will be re-homed or released back into the wild."