ONE of Hot Fuzz’s most comically iconic scenes came to life as an unruly swan terrorised a road in Calne.

PCSO Mark Cook followed in the footsteps of Simon Pegg’s famous fictional policeman, PC Nicholas Angel, as he caught a swan that had landed on the traffic light-controlled section of street on The Strand.

The swan apparently overshot its landing to Marden River and was perfectly happy to sit on the road while motorists tried to get past.

A motorcyclist attempted to scare the bird away by revving his engine, hoping this would move the swan away so he could continue his journey.

PCSO Cook saw the situation going on while working in Calne Library and rushed out to help the motorists.

He said: “I have to admit it is the first time I have ever had to carry a swan to the river in this line of work.

“It was hissing at me and I can guarantee it definitely did not want to be picked up and move. It was not a very happy swan.

“A lot of my colleagues seemed to find the whole situation quite funny. They were all giggling down the radio when I told them what I had to do.

“I was also helped by some women, who were driving past, who gave me a sweatshirt to put over the swan so it couldn’t bite anyone.

“We managed to carry it back over to the river, where it stayed.

“Thankfully the bird was only on the road for a matter of minutes so there was not much of a traffic hold-up.”

This scene mirrored a more comical one from the popular Edgar Wright film, Hot Fuzz, where Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s characters chase an escaped swan.

In an interview, Simon Pegg once told IndieLondon of the inspiration behind many gags in the film.

He said: “We met with police in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset.

“You’d be surprised at how crazy some of the stuff they do is. The swan story and others in the film were true. The stories they told us were stranger than anything we could have written.”