A CHICKEN has been on the loose in an Oxfordshire town today.

People in Bicester spotted the animal roaming around in the Kingsmere area.

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It was seen in Pingle Brook playground earlier this afternoon as well as in people's front gardens.

A Bicester resident, who has asked not to be named, shared this photo in the Bicester Chat Facebook group.

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Amy Miller also posted a photo of the chicken in her neighbour's front garden. She said: "If anyone has lost a chicken, there’s one in my neighbour's front garden."

Susan Mitcheson said the chicken ended up in her garden, but her friend now has it and is 'keeping it safe'.

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