An eagle which escaped from a falconry has been found.

Paco, a Chillian Blue Eagle, escaped after the ring on his perch broke during cleaning.

It was believed he was in the Wem area with his leash still attached.

However, he was found at 6.30pm on Friday after three weeks out.

A spokesperson from Shropshire Falconry, posted: "Paco is now back, safe and sound in his aviary. He was recovered at 6.30pm this evening after three hours out.

"Can we take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your support. We are truly overwhelmed."